Support Klamath Dam Removal – Add Your Name to Our Letter to FERC
California Trout has drafted a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in support of dam removal on the Klamath River. We are asking our members to sign on to our letter (below) to ask FERC to approve the Klamath River Renewal Corporation (KRRC) as the licensee of the Klamath Hydroelectric Settlement Agreement (KHSA), which would allow the dam removal to move forward. The plan to remove four aging hydroelectric dams on the Klamath River is in jeopardy until FERC transfers ownership of the dams from PacifiCorp (the current owner) to KRRC.
As an organization committed to wild fish, healthy waters and the people who benefit from them, Klamath Dam removal and the river restoration that will follow is a high priority for us. Dam removal will open up more than 400 stream miles of spawning and rearing habitat for endangered salmon and steelhead. Restored fish populations in the Klamath would be a boon to both recreational and commercial fisheries — boosting tourism and creating local jobs.
When completed, this project will represent the largest dam removal effort in US history. FERC’s decision on this issue is a critical step in this project. Sadly, implementation of the KHSA has taken longer than projected to date, and further delays in the license transfer process could seriously imperil dam removal – condeming Klamath salmon and steelhead to a continued slow and steady decline.
We need your support. Add your name to our letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and let them know you support the Klamath Dam Removal.
Our Letter to FERC
Below is the letter we will be sending to FERC and adding your name to.
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