The Klamath River Renewal Corporation (the KRRC) announced today that it had filed applications with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to transfer the license to operate four hydroelectric dams on the river from PacifiCorp to the KRRC. The transfer will begin the process of decommissioning and removing the dams.
California Trout is a longtime supporter of efforts to restore the health of the Klamath Basin watershed. Curtis Knight, Executive Director, shared the following:
After years of negotiations and collaboration with a broad group of stakeholders, it is gratifying to see the Klamath River Renewal Corporation’s first concrete step toward the removal of four hydroelectric dams from the Klamath River. Dam removal is an essential first step in the effort to restore a watershed that was once home to thriving salmon and steelhead runs.