Dam Good News: PacifiCorp may be willing to remove dams on Klamath River
The news regarding Klamath River salmon fishing has been virtually all bad this year. Finally, though, there seems to be...
The news regarding Klamath River salmon fishing has been virtually all bad this year. Finally, though, there seems to be some good. One of several serious obstacles confronting the river’s salmon is a series of power-generating dams owned by PacifiCorp. Now, the company says it’s open to removing the dams as long as its customers are not harmed and its property rights are respected. PacifiCorp’s exact intentions may yet be a bit cloudy. But in the story below, the Oregonian sees the company’s statement as “an opening for Klamath salmon, and an invitation for Oregon Gov. Ted Kulongoski and California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to join the negotiations, and to bring with them some bold ideas.”