After Decades Of Negotiation
The largest dam-removal project in U.S. history is expected to begin in California’s far north next year.
The First Of Four Aging Dams
On the Klamath River is on track to come down in fall 2023. Two others nearby and one across the state line will follow.
The Nearly Half-Billion
Dollars needed for the joint state, tribal and corporate undertaking has been secured.
The Demolition Plans
Are drafted. The contractor is in place. Final approval could come by December.
Among The Last Acts Of Preparation
Scientists are trying to make sure the fish and wildlife that are intended to benefit from the emergence of a newly wild river will thrive.
While The Decision To Remove The
Hydroelectric dams was financial, it was urged —and enabled — by those hoping to see a revival of plants and animals in the Klamath Basin.