"Report Says Dam Removal Good for Klamath Salmon"

"GRANTS PASS, Ore. -- A federal report says removing four hydroelectric dams on the Klamath River in Oregon and California and restoring ecosystems will produce a big increase in salmon harvests and boost farm revenues."

"The 400-page report was produced by federal scientists to help the secretary of Interior evaluate whether it is in the public interest to go ahead with the $1 billion project, which is considered the biggest dam removal in U.S. history if it goes through as planned in 2020.

'In the long run, all the anadramous fish (salmon, steelhead, and lamprey) benefit from dam removal, according to our analysis,' Dennis Lynch, program manager for the U.S. Geological Survey, who oversaw the report, said Monday."

Jeff Barnard reports for the Associated Press February 4, 2013.

Source: AP, 02/06/2013