Category Archives: Blog Entry

You can Help to Un-Dam the Klamath

No one said the biggest dam removal in history was going to be easy. That’s why Klamath Riverkeeper, along with over 40 other stakeholders, have been working tirelessly for more that 15 years to free the Klamath River. We need your help in this final stretch.  The next step in removing four obsolete dams in the Klamath River is to transfer their license… read more >>

Closing a Loophole for Water Bottling Companies in Siskiyou County

Right now, Siskiyou County law requires a permit for the extraction and export of groundwater, but water bottling companies are currently exempt.  In an effort to close this loophole, county residents are hard at work gathering signatures for a ballot initiative so voters can decide if water-bottlers should play by the same rules as other groundwater users.… read more >>

Klamath Logging Continues Despite Lawsuit: $2.50 per Log Truck Load

Extreme post-fire logging continues today despite pending legal claims with the implementation of the Westside Project, which includes 5800 acres of clear cuts above salmon-bearing streams in the Klamath National Forest. Most of the current logging activity is centered in the Walker Creek Closure Area just south of Seiad Valley, California. Yesterday,… read more >>

Dam Removal Agreement Milestone for Healthy Klamath River

April 6, 2016 For Immediate Release CONTACT: Konrad Fisher, 530-921-9660 Klamath, CA – Today, PacifiCorp, the states of California and Oregon, the Yurok and Karuk Tribes, and two federal agencies signed an agreement to remove four Klamath River dams in early 2020. The agreement requires approval of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission using existing… read more >>

New Agreement in Principle for Klamath River Dam Removal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 2, 2016 CONTACT: Konrad Fisher, 530-627-3311, Konrad@klamathriver.org New Agreement in Principle for Klamath River Dam Removal Representatives from California, Oregon and the federal Government announced an agreement-in-principle today with PacifiCorp detailing plans to remove four Klamath River dams. The dams… read more >>

Klamath Dam Relicensing Hearings This Week

If you support Klamath River dam removal, we encourage you to attend one of three upcoming meetings to discuss a relicensing application by dam owner PacifiCorp. The meetings will be held today at 5 p.m. in Arcata at the D Street Community Center, and tomorrow in at 10 am Orleans at the Karuk Department of Natural Resources Community Room and at 5 p.m. in Yreka,… read more >>

PRESS RELEASE: Groups Push for Dam Removal Despite Congressional Inaction

CA Water Board Resumes Review of Klamath Dam License Sacramento, CA – With the prospect of solving the Klamath’s contentious water issues through a negotiated settlement agreement dimming, regulatory agencies are resuming the complicated task of reviewing PacifiCorp’s dam relicensing application. After decades of bitter fights between Tribes,… read more >>