This summer, the community group in charge of the removal process of four dams on the Klamath River, the Klamath River Renewal Corporation, submitted an important filing with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) that will help the project stay on track for deconstruction as early as 2021. CalWild and many other groups signed on.
The benefits of removing the four dams (JC Boyle, Copco No. 1 & 2, and Iron Gate) will be tremendous, with the return of anadromous salmonids to some of their traditional habitat for the first time in decades. The return of these crucial apex species will help grow the regional commercial and recreational fishing and watersport industries, create hundreds of jobs, enhance tribal self-sufficiency, and help mitigate toxic blue-green algae blooms that currently thrive in the dams’ reservoirs and pose a health hazard to all
A final decision for the transfer from FERC is expected as early as the end of the year. CalWild is asking supporters to add their names to an online petition to show the wide breadth of community support that exists for this amazing project.
Visit this link to sign the petition online:
You can learn more about the dam removal process at www.klamathrenewal.org.