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After The Klamath Agreements, What Next?

The John C. Boyle dam is one of four that are planned to be removed from the Klamath River.

New year, no agreement.  The long-awaited and long-debated Klamath Basin Agreements governing the use of Klamath River water died at the end of 2015, because Congress failed to implement the agreements.

Tribal governments originally supported the agreements, but that changed over time. 

Now the tribes and other entities have to figure out where to go next to remove the Klamath dams or otherwise address the myriad of issues facing the river, its sources, and water users. 

Klamath Tribal Chair Don Gentry and Karuk Natural Resources Policy Advocate Craig Tucker join us to talk about the next likely moves.

The State Water Board in California will hold scoping meetings on the relicensing of the Klamath Dams later this month.  Here's the list:

January 14, 2016
(2:00–4:00 pm)
Cal/EPA Building
Byron Sher Auditorium
1001 I Street

January 25, 2016
(5:00–7:00 pm)
D Street Neighborhood
1301 D Street

January 26, 2016
(10:00 am–12:00 pm)
Karuk Tribe Community Room
39051 Hwy 96

January 26, 2016
(5:00–7:00 pm)
Best Western Miner’s Inn
Convention Center
122 E. Miner Street


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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.