KRRC Press Coverage
- The Klamath River Renewal Corporation Announces New Executive Director May 15, 2017
- Signing of KHSA
- FERC Filing Press Release September 23, 2016
- Rep. Huffman Backs Dam Removal Plan Submitted to Federal Government
- Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell Recommendation for the Klamath Dam removal to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
- NOAA letter of support for the KRRC and PacifiCorp FERC filing
Useful Websites and Documents
- Klamath River Dam Removal Fact Sheet
- 2016 Amended Klamath Hydroelectric Settlement Agreement
- KRRC Bylaws
- Department of Interior Klamath Restoration Website
- Map of Klamath Rivershed
- USGS Map of Klamath Rivershed
- KRRC License Surrender Application to FERC including Exhibits – September 23, 2016
- PacifiCorp/KRRC License Transfer Application to FERC including Exhibits – September 23, 2016
- Detailed Plan for Dam Removal Part 1
- Detailed Plan for Dam Removal Part 2
- Klamath Dam Removal Overview Report for the Secretary of the Interior
Quick Guide to Klamath Agreements
2016 Amended KHSA – Parties signed the original Klamath Hydroelectric Settlement Agreement in 2010. The KHSA details the removal of four PacifiCorp hydroelectric dams: Iron Gate, Copco No. 1, Copco No. 2, and J.C. Boyle. The 2010 agreement was linked to the KBRA, an agreement to guide restoration and resolve resource conflicts in the Klamath Basin (see below). After the KBRA expired, parties signed an amended KHSA in April 2016. This new agreement provides for decommissioning the hydroelectric dams through the traditional Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approval process.
KPFA – Parties signed the Klamath Power and Facilities Agreement in April 2016. Distinct from the KHSA, the KPFA addresses the continued operations of other PacifiCorp facilities that will be transferred to Bureau of Reclamation. The agreement also commits parties to protect Klamath Basin irrigators from financial and regulatory burdens associated with fish returning to the Upper Klamath Basin and also commits parties to continue efforts to resolve water disputes.
KBRA – Parties signed the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement in conjunction with the KHSA in 2010. The KBRA was designed to balance water use between environment and agriculture, fund fisheries restoration, improve irrigation infrastructure, and provide economic development programs for local communities. It also provided funding for the UKBCA (see below). The KBRA expired in 2015 due to inaction in the U.S. Congress.
UKBCA – The Upper Klamath Basin Comprehensive Agreement, signed by parties in 2014, resolves competing water claims in the Upper Basin, balancing environmental flows and certainty for irrigated agriculture. It also provides for habitat restoration programs as a mechanism for landowners to receive permits under the Endangered Species Act and creates economic development opportunities for the Klamath Tribes. The agreement remains active, though unfunded due to the expiration of the KBRA.