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Update: Copco Lake and Dam Removal (posted a while back)
There is an effort to remove four dams on the Klamath River by transferring the licenses from PacifiCorp to the Klamath River Renewal Corporation (KKRC) despite Siskiyou County residents voting over 80% to keep the dams. John Boyle Dam is in Oregon and Klamath County also voted overwhelmingly in favor of dam retention as well. The efforts to remove the Klamath Dams are complicated. It will be the largest dam removal project in U.S. history, and potentially in the world.
The effort to remove the dams to allow volitional fish passage is an effort environmental groups, Native American tribes, and others are attempting to wage against the citizens of Siskiyou County and Klamath County in Oregon by demoralizing the residents around Copco Lake by making them think that dam removal is eventually going to happen. For the KRRC to obtain license transfer and eventually license surrender from PacifiCorp to occur there are numerous obstacles for the KRRC to overcome. FERC must approve the transfer, then the agency has to sign off on the removal plan.
Here are the latest things happening:
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