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Fri Jun 18, 2021, 03:02 AM

Plan to remove four dams on lower Klamath River clears regulatory hurdle

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) A proposal to bring down four hydroelectric dams near the California-Oregon border cleared a major regulatory hurdle Thursday, setting the stage for the largest dam demolition project in U.S. history to save imperiled migratory salmon.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission action comes after the demolition proposal almost fell apart last summer, but then a new agreement and additional funding revived it. Thursday's ruling will allow the utility that runs the dams, PacifiCorp, to transfer its hydroelectric license jointly to the nonprofit Klamath River Renewal Corporation, Oregon and California.

Regulators still must approve the actual surrender of the license. Dam removal could start in 2023.

Tribes on the lower Klamath River that have watched salmon struggle applauded the decision. Salmon are at the heart of the culture, beliefs and diet of a half-dozen regional tribes, including the Yurok and Karuk both parties to the agreement and they have suffered deeply from that loss.

Read more: https://www.statesmanjournal.com/story/tech/science/environment/2021/06/17/plan-remove-four-dams-klamath-river-clears-regulatory-hurdle/7739493002/
(Salem Statesman Journal)

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Jun 18, 2021, 03:17 AM

1. Please forgive me for saying I can't see straight evidently and thot the

subject line was saying something about a plan to remove four clams. I must've sped read and merged Klamath with dams to result in 'clams'. 🙃

How are you, TT?
Altho' I don't always catch every one of your posts, I am truly grateful for them. Your diligence in offering them to us is awsome!

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Response to sprinkleeninow (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 18, 2021, 03:29 AM

3. Other than being a bit more sleepy than normal, I'm doing okay.

As for the vision problems, I have them too and invent headlines that might have some humor or innuendo in the mix. I'm overdue for an eye exam and I might not get anything beyond the first letter "E" correct.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #3)

Fri Jun 18, 2021, 04:02 AM

4. I'm also overdue with an ophthalmologist appointment. My lenses all need changing.

My vision is wonky besides. My eyes tear a lot. Could be allergy related. I do have them floaters. They're annoying.

Just occurred to me--it's kinda like auto fill or auto suggest how I saw clams. Matter of fact, this silly phone is auto filling everything as I type! Sheesh.

Peace, health and safety be to you. ♥️



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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Jun 18, 2021, 03:25 AM

2. Also what may have contributed to my mixing apples and pineapples--

another thread's theme was say "spaghetti and___". No meatballs answer. So there was spaghetti and clam sauce. Now I'm hankerin' for some. 😋

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