On Friday, August 2nd, California Trout officially filed a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and attached the signatures of 1,494 supporters in support of the Klamath Dam removal. We were amazed by the overwhelming response from you, our members and supporters. Thank you for your support. Filing this letter is a huge step forward towards restoring a free-flowing Klamath River.
CalTrout’s letter was in addition to the filing by the Klamath River Renewal Corporation (KRRC) on July 29th. This submission to FERC is another concrete step toward fulfilling the terms of the Amended Klamath Hydroelectric Settlement Agreement (KHSA).
“This is a project of vast importance for the environment, the river, and the people and communities in the Klamath Basin,” said Mark Bransom, KRRC Chief Executive Officer. “Our submission to FERC proves that we understand the magnitude of our charge and are on the right path. We have the funding, the team, the expertise and the plan to do it right and pen a vibrant new chapter of Klamath River history. We want to particularly underscore the years of effort by tribal communities who truly laid the foundation for where we are today.”
Next steps: FERC will decide on the KRRC license transfer and surrender applications. KRRC anticipates beginning drawdown and removal as early as 2022, pending action by FERC and other regulators.
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