View Full Version : Public comment period opend by FERC for Klamath Dam removals

10-27-2017, 08:27 AM
Per Cal-Trout

Itís the final push to let the Klamath River flow freely once again. Four aging power dams are up for removal in 2020, the result of a collaborative agreement crafted by 42 stakeholder groups, including the dam owner PacifiCorp, which was finally signed last year. The fate of their removal now lies with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the federal agency responsible for hydropower projects. FERC has opened up the public comment submission period; the time to act is now to make our voices heard.
The next step needed to carry through with removal is a transfer of the dam license from PacifiCorp to the entity responsible for decommissioning, the Klamath River Renewal Corporation (KRRC). If the transfer is denied, we will be taking 3 steps back in our progress. The signed agreement was a huge step in the right direction. We wonít let the Klamath Dams continue to degrade the river, fish, and our water quality.
This is our golden opportunity to restore wild salmon abundance on the West Coast. The Klamath River was once the third largest producer of salmon on the West Coast, behind Columbia and Sacramento rivers. Letís bring it back."

If you wish to make a comment, head to http://caltrout.org/2017/10/ready-see-klamath-dams-come/ and they walk you through how to do so.