Category Archives: River Currents

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 >>

New law protects CA rivers from gold mining

Today California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill 637 to protect California’s water supplies, wildlife and cultural resources from the damaging effects of destructive hobby gold mining. The new law requires that all small-scale miners using motorized suction pumps obtain a Clean Water Act Permit from the State Water Resources Control Board… read more >>