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Klamath Basin tribes see hope in removal of dams

Tribes in the Klamath Basin of northern California and southern Oregon see some hope that dams on the Klamath River might be removed.

The Karuk Tribe, the Yurok Tribe, the Hoopa Valley Tribe and the Klamath Tribes have been calling for the removal of the dams. PacifiCorp, the company that owns the dams, said it was open to the idea after tribal members protested outside company headquarters and said they would ramp up their campaign.

Tribal officials characterized the statement as a positive development. They depend on fish and water in the Klamath Basin and say the dams have hurt salmon runs.

Get the Story:
Tribes Call for Removal of Dams That Block Journey of Salmon (The New York Times 8/3)
PacifiCorp Energy eases to closure of Klamath dams (The Eureka Reporter 8/3)
Utility open to removing Klamath dams (AP 8/3)

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