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New Momentum (And Some Big Players) In Klamath Dam Removal

PacifiCorp's Copco 1 dam on the lower Klamath River is one of four hydro dams that would be removed to facilitate fish passage.
CopCo #2 Dam on the Klamath River.

The states of Oregon and California recently put some skin in the game of Klamath River dam removal. The proposal to take out four hydroelectric dams, one in Oregon and three in California, had taken a hit with a ruling from a federal regulator.

So the states agreed to step in to bear some of the cost and responsibility for the project. Many players are now involved in the ambitious plan, and we invited a table full to join us.

We bring in reps from the Karuk and Yurok Tribes, the Klamath River Renewal Corporation, Pacificorp, and the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality.

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