Klamath Hydroelectric Dams Destruction
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2018

 

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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
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Klamath Falls - BOR's Mikkelsen talks drought survival, H&N 2/9/18. "...The focus of people in the Basin right now is surviving 2018...Long-term solutions are frankly a little bit on the back-burner right now...“There are a lot of urban congressmen, both parties, that do not have any desire to make substantive changes to the ESA. And so we have to follow the ESA and we will follow the ESA.”
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..."
Linthicum drafts bill to defund dam removal, H&N 2/14/18. "...the cost for dam removal could amount to $950 million, with no specific plan yet in place to fully fund the project. He also said sediment could total 20 million cubic yards and releasing it downstream would impact long-term fish habitats..."
KRRC's liaison visiting Basin, H&N 2/8/18. "...Meurer said he was “immediately” interested in the community liaison position, while he also knew it would be “wildly unpopular” to some opposed to dam removal. (KBC NOTE_ 80% opposed in Siskiyou County, 72% opposed in Klamath County)...Meurer met with the Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors. He also listened in on a teleconference between a consultation between the Modoc Tribe of Oklahoma and FERC staff."
Tribes renew dam removal support at FERC meeting, H&N 1/21/18
KRRC liaison breaks down dam removal - KRRC community liaison to strengthen ties - Additional information, H&N 1/18/18. "Meurer is confident that the dams will be removed, looking at past backing by the states of Oregon and California, and PacifiCorp, the owner of the hydroelectric dams, as well as the Departments of Interior and Commerce."
*** KBC NOTES - The feds, and Tribes and environmental groups that will profit / $$$$$$$ are bypassing the citizens' wishes with their top-down agenda.
* November 2010 election: 80% of Siskiyou County, home of 3 Klamath River Hydroelectric Dams targeted for destruction, oppose the KBRA/Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement that mandates 4 Klamath Dams be removed. 77% of Tulelake voters opposed the KBRA/Dam removal.
* (72% Klamath County) Citizens oppose dam removal in advisory vote, H&N by former Klamath County Commissioner Tom Mallams 11/9/16. "An advisory vote on whether the four hydroelectric dams on the Klamath River should be removed came in with 72 percent opposed to the removal and 27 percent in favor in early returns. That translates to 18,838 opposed and 7,051 in favor in the initial 25,889 votes released from the Klamath County Clerk’s office..."  “Even they (FERC) have referred to dam removal as the great experiment. That’s a heck of an experiment when you have 21 million cubic yards of sediment flowing downstream.”
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Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement Public Input Meeting posted to YouTube 1/1/10.
*  Camp Dresser & McKee Inc.CDM Report - Klamath Liability Determination 7/18/08. (Note by Siskiyou County Supervisor Marcia Armstrong, "The cost estimates from these reports is $800 million, but they include the costs of impacts to Siskiyou County and sediment removal, while the American Rivers/ dam removal proponent's studies do not. These are additional costs for all the impacts and issues that Siskiyou County has raised which have not been considered/mitigated in either the KBRA or the AIP.")
CDM report with highlighted costs and liabilities
FERC to host dam removal meeting Thursday, January 18. Notice was today January 17 in Klamath Herald and News.
"Public and those who opted to intervene ...invited"
"Participation in the meetings, including the gathering planned in Chiloquin, is limited to participation by tribal representatives."
"We'll be just sharing our support for the dam removal process,..."
KBC NOTE:
Is this "public", or is this "limited to participation by tribal representatives" ??? Do you need to "register" with less than 1 day notice? Will there be any public meetings for non-tribal citizens?

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Interior secretary nixes water agreement: Tribes, Upper Basin irrigators react, H&N 1/2/18

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