Archive 215 - April 2020
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KRRC calls dam removal a ‘bright spot,’ by KRRC
(Klamath Dam Removal group) in SDN, and comments by SCWUA/Siskiyou County Water Users Association 4/1/2020. "Recently
SDN (Siskiyou Daily News) ran an opinion piece penned by
Matt Cox on behalf of KRRC extolling the virtues of
removing the Klamath Dams as a solution to the (COVID-19)
pandemic economic damages being suffered by Siskiyou
Largest US dam removal stirs debate over coveted West water, The project...would reshape the Klamath River and empty giant reservoirs, and Could revive plummeting salmon populations..The demolition plan is good business for PacifiCorp, which holds the dams’ hydroelectric licenses. ...Under under the demolition plan, $200 million will come from California and Oregon ratepayers, and $250 million will come from a voter-approved California water bond, with no liability for PacifiCorp..." KBC NOTE: Klamath and Siskiyou Counties voted overwhelmingly against destroying the Klamath River hydroelectric dams which provide clean power for more then 70,000 households, reservoirs for storage, wildfire control and controlled mandatory pulses for salmon, flood control, reservoir ecosystems and recreation, support local communities and economies, and agriculture.
Coronavirus Small Business Update, E. Werner Reschke, State Representative for Southern Klamath & Lake Counties, 4/2/2020.
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