A benefit dinner is being organized to remove dams from the Klamath River that have been disturbing the habitat for salmon, trout and other species for a long time. The Klamath hydroproject owned by Pacificorp includes four dams that are not only disturbing fish migration and spawning but also polluting the river with toxic algae.
After years of negotiations, the Klamath River Basin Restoration Agreement (KBRA), or simply the Restoration Agreement was finalized yesterday. The agreement aims to restore salmon population, revitalize commercial fishing and support farming by local tribes while also hoping that irrigation water will be more appropriately allocated. Pacific Corps, the owner of the project, however, did not participate in the the settlement. On the other hand, discussions for the removal of the four dams is still ongoing.
American Rivers seeks proposals for river restoration project grants as part of its partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Community-based Restoration Program. Program funding is provided through NOAA’s Open Rivers Initiative, which seeks to enable environmental and economic renewal in local communities through the removal of stream barriers.
Southern California Edison filed a license application for its 190 MW Mammoth Pool Project in California's San Joaquin watershed in November 2005. Comments, protests, and motions to intervene are due on February 3, 2007.