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Letter from Klamath
County Commissioner Tom Mallams to California Water Board
regarding Klamath hydroelectric dam removal
December 31, 2016
Dear Mr. Thaler,
There is no doubt that a balanced water settlement is desperately needed. However, the current proposed agreements do not achieve this balance. Any appearance of wide spread support for the current agreements, have NEVER, and will NEVER exist.
Klamath County Board of Commissioners opposition to these agreements to date has been consistent for the last four years. The citizen's opposition dates back at least another three years. This continued opposition has been upheld by the citizens, specifically in regards to the Klamath Dam Removal Agreement, by the advisory ballot results in the November 2016 election. A resounding 73% of the voters simply said NO to the removal of the four Klamath River dams. And this was achieved with literally no political campaigning.
Siskiyou County citizens said NO to the tune of 80%, in their 2010 ballot. The Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors have opposed Klamath Dam Removal since first being proposed in 2008.
I ask that you read, study and analyze the seven attachments before making any decision on this ill-fated direction. Klamath dam removal clearly does not have the support from the citizens that live and work in the counties where all four of the dams are located.
actual Federal Government studies show a very cost
prohibitive and epic environmental disaster picture of
removing dams especially with the 22 million cubic yards of
sediment being dumped down river. In contrast, the bought
and paid for "science", being presented by those favoring
dam removal, ignores the very obvious costs, liabilities and
Thank you for the opportunity to offer comments and documentation,
Klamath County Commissioner
Klamath County Commissioners' letter to FERC regarding Klamath Dam Relicensing Project 3/23/16. "The Klamath County Board of Commissioners is extremely concerned over the possible Klamath River Dam relicensing versus removal process...There have been numerous studies completed with again, contentious, debatable results..."
Utility oks Klamath dam removal, NBC News 9/30/09
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