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Contractors prep for dam removal

— Published with Permission of HeraldandNews.com — Although the contract has yet to be awarded and the operating license hand-over has yet to be approved, Kiewit Infrastructure West is seeking to give local contractors as much detail as it can regarding the proposed removal of four hydroelectric dams on the Klamath River. Representatives from Kiewit […]

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Bids for dam removal out to contractors

— Published with Permission of HeraldandNews.com — The Klamath River Renewal Corp. last week put out its request for proposals for removal of the four hydro-electric dams on the Klamath River: Iron Gate, Copco No. 1 and 2 in California; and J.C. Boyle in Oregon. The request for proposal — formally known as the Dam […]

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Water Users Fight Back in Klamath Project Shut-Off Litigation

— Published with Permission of HeraldandNews.com — Klamath Water Users Association (KWUA) yesterday filed its objections to the Klamath Tribes’ request for a court order that would immediately shut off Klamath Project irrigation water in order to maintain higher Upper Klamath Lake elevations for endangered suckers. The 49-page brief filed by KWUA with co-intervenors Sunnyside […]

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Dam removal leaves need for new recreation sites

— Published with Permission of HeraldandNews.com — The Klamath River Renewal Corp., the nonprofit charged with coordinating the removal for four hydro-electric dams on the Klamath River, is seeking public comment on new recreation sites along the river — after the dams are out. The KRRC notes that reservoirs such as Topsy, behind the J.C. […]

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Tribes Issue Water Claim, Ranchers Fear the Worst

— Published with Permission from Herald and News — In April 2014, ranchers and the Tribes signed the Upper Basin Comprehensive Agreement. The ranchers agreed to retire 18,000 acres of land or 30,000 acre feet of water and do riparian repair work on the rivers in exchange for an allotment of water each year… At […]