Four Klamath dams to be removed by 2022

The Klamath River runs near Happy Camp, California. ©Matt Baun/USFWS

Four dams along the lower Klamath River in southern Oregon and Northern California could be removed by 2022. The Capital Press reports that the nonprofit Klamath River Renewal Corp., has submitted plans to remove the dams, which block about 400 miles of upstream waters for migratory salmon and steelhead. Their removal is intended to restore a more free-flowing river that will benefit the fish and other species. “This is a project of vast importance for the environment, the river and the people and communities in the Klamath Basin,” said KRRC Executive Director Mark Bransom. The project is expected to cost nearly $434 million.

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