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Ninth circuit to review salmon suit
October 27, 2005 by DYLAN DARLING
The 9th Circuit Court of
Appeals will review a $1 billion lawsuit filed by
members of the Klamath Tribes against PacifiCorp for
lost salmon fishing in the Klamath Basin.
“It's going to take a number
of months to hear out,” he said.
PacifiCorp has a 151-megawatt power complex on the Klamath River made up of four dams - Copco No. 1, Copco No. 2, J.C. Boyle and Iron Gate - as well as other small projects.
The company also owns the
Keno Dam, which regulates water but doesn't produce
power, and has a contract to operate the U.S. Bureau
of Reclamation's Link River Dam.
Salmon migration stops at the Iron Gate Dam, the lowest on the Klamath River, near Interstate 5 in Siskiyou County about 50 miles downstream from Klamath Falls.
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