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Plan Released for Largest Dam Removal Project in U.S. History
"The corporation created to remove four Klamath River dams that block fish passage and impair river quality has filed its 'Definite Plan for the Lower Klamath Project' with the Federal Regulatory Energy Commission (FERC)," reports the Del Norte Triplicate.
"The 2,300-page document provides analysis and detail on project design, deconstruction, reservoir restoration and other post-deconstruction activities related to the proposed removal of the J.C. Boyle, Copco No. 1, Copco No. 2 and the Iron Gate dams," adds the article.
"The Definite Plan addresses KRRC’s plans to manage construction impacts, impacts to groundwater wells, perform flood-proofing, improve roads and bridges, replace a water line in Yreka, protect aquatic resources and provide for ongoing fish hatchery operations, according to the press release. The plan also provides updated information on project costs and risk management."