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Strategy to form the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement: Cal/EPA Environmental Justice Action Plan May 18, 2005. Lead Agency: State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB)
*Transcribed VIDEO - Klamath County Board of Commissioners Meeting 2/14/17, Reaffirmation that the Klamath County Board of Commissioners opposes Klamath Dam Removal
*Siskiyou County Water Users Association letter to State Water Resources Control Board 2/1/17, regarding Klamath River dam destruction and water quality.http://klamathbasincrisis.org/waterquality/waterboards/notices
Siskiyou supervisors continue dam removal funding fight, Siskiyou Daily News 11/21/17. "District 3 Supervisor Michael Kobseff, calling the decision “a form of tyranny,” expressed frustration with the administrative hearing process – which he said took over a year and did not allow for public comment..."

KID, KWUA to intervene in dam removal, H&N 11/7/17
Klamath County Commissioners intervene in dam removal

Dam removal topic of open house, H&N 11/9/17. KBC's KRRC / Klamath River Renewal Corporation (Dam Destruction Group) Page) Who's who, open houses, info

Klamath County Commissioners intervene in dam removal
PRESS RELEASE: Siskiyou County Water Users Association Motion to Intervene with FERC in Klamath Hydroelectric Project transfer, 10/30/17. "...the Association has filed a Motion to Intervene, on Friday with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in the matter of the Application for License Amendment and Partial Transfer of PacifiCorp and the Klamath River Renewal Corporation of the Klamath Hydroelectric Project.  SCWUA has filed the request to deny the transfer which is proposed to the FERC in the Project 2082-062..."
NEW - KBC's KRRC / Klamath River Renewal Corporation (Dam Destruction Group) Page  
* Who's Who:  Who are these people, groups, and tribes who have shut down: more than 40 saw mills, Klamath River Basin's suction dredge mining, and much use of surface and well water to irrigate. And who do they have associations with. Who have they sued over logging, mining, and water rights.

Open Houses
Klamath Falls: November 7, 6-8 pm  Oregon Institute of Technology, College Union Building, Room 201 A/B (Mazama/Scott) Yreka: November 8, 6-8 pm  Best Western Miner's Inn, 122 E Miner St, Yreka
Eureka: November 9, 6-8 pm
Adorni Center Gymnasium, 011 Waterfront Dr, Eureka
"Open House comments will not be incorporated into the official public records of the government agencies ..."
Bureau of Reclamation Deputy Mikkelson  and KRRC on Dam Removal vs Siskiyou County, & Attorneys Buchal and Kogan, and Congressman LaMalfa at Siskiyou Water Users fund raiser Liz Writes Life, Siskiyou Daily News by Liz Bowen 10/17/17. "KRRC Vice President Lester Snow...said the decision to take down the dams is not pending, but had been made. (Hum, not by Siskiyou or Klamath Counties.)...Snow continued saying they are looking for alternative water supply for the Iron Gate Fish Hatchery and possibly even for the City of Yreka. Uh oh, they now acknowledge dam removal could affect Yreka’s city water supply? On flooding, he said their consultants have looked at the issues and long-term liability if KRRC disappears. So, KRRC is looking for liability insurance...(CA U.S. Congressman LaMalfa) was ripping angry at bureaucrat  Mikkelsen and asked us to write letters...to DOI Secretary Ryan Zinke asking him to save the four hydro-electric Klamath dams..."
Fundraiser prime rib dinner for Save the Dams in Yreka Oct 14, 2017, Siskiyou County Water Users Association. Speakers James Buchal and Larry Kogan.
Trump official says government won’t stand in the way of removing Klamath dams, SacBee 10/9/17
Rethink (dam) Removal, The Malibu Times letter to the editor 3/18/17. "The rationale for spending $160 million or so over eight years to bring down the dam and cart off the silt behind it: To allow Steelhead trout to swim another 10 miles upstream in Malibu Creek. (That is about $1.6 million per fish, I figure.)"
Klamath River floods as Jerry Brown set to tear down dams, Breitbart, posted to KBC 2/18/17. "The un-noticed Klamath River, even with its dam system still in place, is expected to flood and potentially cause serious damage to the North Coast when the rains hit. If four of the seven dams were already torn down, the flood and destruction from the Klamath River would likely have been be epic."
Klamath irrigators testify on water shutoff compensation, H&N 2/2/17
Klamath irrigators detail hardships during water shutoff, H&N 2/1/17
Walden talks about 'takings' case, H&N 2/1/17
Testimony opens in 'takings' trial in D.C. Irrigators lay out their case, H&N 1/31/17."...Klamath Irrigation District et al v. the United States and Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Association / PCFFA and John Anderson Farms, Inc. et al v. United States..." KBC NOTE: And who is PCFFA? They sued: against irrigators being compensated in this takings case, to shut down Calif. suction dredge mining, to force water quality regulations on Klamath irrigators to make naturally mineral laden Klamath Lake and River prestine, petitioned against irrigators keeping their affordable power rate.... Press Release from George Soros-funded Earthjustice and PCFFA in 2005 in takings case.    
     Klamath Water Users Association are now 'friends' of PCFFA in Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement, agreeing to destroy Klamath River dams and downsize agriculture. 70-80% of Siskiyou and Klamath County citizens oppose the 'deal.'
Klamath Dam removal hearing at Yreka draws upset crowd, Siskiyou Daily News 1/27/17. "...All essentially spoke in favor of leaving the dams in place, with Ryan stating that LaMalfa had sent her with a message for Siskiyou citizens: “Zinke told me, ‘We don’t pull down dams, we put ‘em up,’” in reference to President Trump’s Interior Secretary pick, Ryan Zinke. The remark was met with cheers from the crowd..."
* State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) has rescheduled the January 10, 2017 public scoping meeting in Yreka, California to January 26, 2017.
 CANCELLED and rescheduled for January 26*** Jan. 10, 5-7pm Yreka, Ca. Water Board scoping meeting for Klamath River Dam destruction. NO meetings are planned in Klamath Falls area. "The KRRC is proposing to remove sufficient portions of the LKP to create a free flowing Klamath River and provide for volitional fish passage through the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) license surrender process. The EIR will evaluate potential impacts of the LKP to water quality and other resources within California as compared to the environmental baseline, and will also evaluate a range of alternatives...."
State Water board email received by KBC 1/3/17 with links and info: "
the State Water Board released a Notice of Preparation and Scoping Meetings for an Environmental Impact Report for the Lower Klamath Project’s License Surrender (NOP).  State Water Board staff will hold scoping meetings to solicit comments from trustee agencies, responsible agencies, and other interested persons in January 2017.  The meetings dates and locations can be found in the NOP.  Comments in response to the NOP are due by 5:00 pm on February 1, 2017." 


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