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Herald and News 11/16/08
April 4, 2001:
A district court judge rules the Klamath Project is in
violation of the Endangered Species Act and cannot deliver
April 6, 2001:
The Department of Interior announces that no irrigation
water will be available from Upper Klamath Lake. A
compromise lake elevation is arrived at to protect sucker
habitat and provide sufficient
water for salmon. The Department of Agriculture approves
emergency aid for the Project’s farmers.
A Canal headgates are partially opened in defiance of the
April 6 decision, beginning a summer-long protest.
Aug. 21, 2001:
“Klamath Bucket Brigade” draws more than 15,000 people and
Academy of Sciences National Research Council Committee on
Endangered and Threatened Fishes in
the Klamath Basin releases a final report saying the
recovery of endangered suckers and threatened coho salmon
cannot be achieved by actions exclusively or primarily
focused on the Project operation; and there is no evidence
of a causal connection between
Upper Klamath Lake water levels and sucker health, or that
higher Klamath River flows help coho.
PacifiCorp files application with the Federal Energy
Regulatory Commission for new licenses for hydroelectric
facilities on the Klamath River.
Twenty-six groups, including state and federal agencies,
irrigators, fishermen, Indian tribes and
environmental organizations, begin settlement discussions.
Fifty-year Federal Energy Regulatory Commission license
expires for the Klamath Hydroelectric Project. The project
will operate on annual licenses until relicensing.
U.S. Commerce Secretary declares a commercial fishery
failure for West
Coast salmon fishermen.
Jan. 15, 2008:
After more than two years of closed discussions, the
Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement is released.
Nov. 13, 2008:
Representatives of the federal government, Oregon and
California governments and PacifiCorp sign a nonbinding
agreement calling for removal of four hydroelectric dams
on the Klamath River.
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