KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Removing dams along the Klamath River in Southern Oregon and Northern California will have a positive impact for the local economy.
According to a 400 page federal report released Monday, the $800 million removal project would result in higher salmon harvests and larger farm revenues.
The Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement, or KBRA, is endorsed by both Oregon and California, as well as dam owners, and 42 separate groups representing Indian tribes salmon fishermen, farmers and conservation groups.
The bill continues to remain stalled in Congress. Those against the KBRA include irrigators, farmers, and ranchers in the Klamath Basin and Siskiyou County, as well as many rafters.