Klamath River Dams Moving Toward Removal Despite Congressional Barriers

"California, Oregon and the federal government are working on a way around congressional barriers to the removal of hydroelectric dams on the Klamath River.

The states, the U.S. Interior Department and the owner of the dams, PacifiCorp, announced Tuesday that they have agreed in principle to pursue removal through the federal dam relicensing process.

The move comes after a complex deal to decommission four hydroelectric dams and restore portions of the historic salmon river fell apart when Congress failed to act on a crucial piece of the pact by a Dec. 31 deadline."

Bettina Boxall reports for the Los Angeles Times February 3, 2016.

Source: LA Times, 02/04/2016