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Pacificorp to remove Powerdale dam on Oregon's Hood River

Salem, Ore. -- Today, Governor Theodore R. Kulongoski cheered a cooperative agreement among state and federal resource agencies, PacifiCorp, the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon, American Rivers and the Hood River Watershed Group, whereby the Powerdale Hydroelectric Project will be decommissioned and portions of it removed beginning in 2010.

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Portland General Electric to remove two hydroelectric dams in Oregon's Sandy River watershed

Portland, Ore. -- Gov. John Kitzhaber, Portland General Electric CEO and President Peggy Fowler and representatives of 21 other organizations today signed an agreement that will remove two dams, protect threatened fish species and lead to a 5,000-acre wildlife and public recreation area in the Sandy River Basin.

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