Friday, October 2, 2009

Preliminary Klamath dam removal agreement reached

Stakeholders in the Klamath River dam dispute have released a draft agreement detailing the removal of four of the river's dams. PacifiCorp, Native American Tribes, Washington, Oregon and conservation groups plan to sign the agreement by years end and the dams would be removed starting in 2020. While some conservation groups decry neglect of wildlife refuges in the agreement, it is a landmark step for this once prolific salmon producer of the Northwest. See AP coverage at KATU.

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