Feds recommend removing Klamath River dams

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Friday, April 05, 2013

The federal government recommended that all four hydroelectric dams be removed from the Klamath River in Oregon and California to help with salmon runs.

However, whether that will ever happen remains in doubt. Legislation authorizing the secretary of Interior to approve dam removal and appropriating $800 million for restoration work have not gained any traction in Congress.

As one of his last acts before leaving office, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar called on Congress to take action, saying that removing the dams and implementing the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement are important components of finding a solution to the basin's water problems.

Read more at The Capital Press.

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