Klamath Basin Restoration/Dam Removal
Klamath Basin Restoration
Overview: The Tribes of the Klamath Basin are pushing for the removal of outdated dams that continue to threaten the local salmon fisheries. The Klamath Hydroelectric Settlement Agreement, or KHSA, lays out the process for conducting necessary additional studies, environmental reviews, and a decision by the Secretary of the Interior as to whether 1) removal of the lower four dams on the Klamath River owned by PacifiCorp will advance restoration of the salmon fisheries of the Klamath Basin, and 2) removal of the dams is in the interest of Tribes, local communities, and the general public. The Hydroelectric Settlement includes provisions for the interim operation of the dams prior to dam removal as well as the process to transfer, decommission, and remove the dams.
Tribes: Yurok, Karuk, Klamath, Modoc, Yahooskin