Klamath Basin Hydroelectric Project

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The Klamath River is one of the most important rivers for imperiled populations of Chinook salmon, coho salmon, and steelhead trout on the West Coast of the United States. PacifiCorp's 169 megawatt Klamath Hydroelectric Project is a major contributor to the loss of salmon from more than 300 miles of habitat in the upper Klamath Basin. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is reviewing the project's existing Federal Power Act license and will impose mitigation measures to reduce environmental impacts if it issues a new license. Decommissioning the project and replacing its electricity from other sources may be more cost effective than relicensing the project and installing fish ladders and water quality improvement devices to meet modern legal and scientific standards.

For more information, please contact:

Jim McKinney
Energy Facilities Siting Division
California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street, MS-16
Sacramento, CA 95814

News Release, March 26, 2007 - Energy Commission Analysis Says Klamath Dam Removal, not Upgrades, More Beneficial than Earlier Projected.

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