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Klamath Dam Removal Operation Reaches Major Step

Those of you who have been reading our blog posts for a while may remember an update on the removal deal of the four lower Klamath River dams. While things on this front have been somewhat quiet in the past few months, a big step towards completion has just been reached with the official transfer of ownership of the dams from Pacificorp to the Klamath River Renewal Corporation.

Klamath River Dam Removal Update: An Urgent Need for Action! |  International Rivers
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Just a few days ago, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved the transfer of the four lower dams to KRRC, one of the first big steps in the long process of these dams coming down for the sake of salmon and a healthy river. While the removal is to begin in 2023, seeing the steps made along the way are reassuring that the project is on track for completion.

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