Savage Rapids Dam’s days are numbered

Savage Rapids Dam’s days are numbered By Mark Freeman Mail Tribune August 10, 2006   A Salem-based construction firm with Rogue Valley crews received the first part of its $28 million federal contract Wednesday to remove Savage Rapids Dam. The Bureau of Reclamation awarded the contract to Slayden Construction Group Inc. of Stayton to remove the dam by late 2009 …

At last, an opening for Klamath salmon

At last, an opening for Klamath salmon Oregonian August 06, 2006 PacifiCorp says it may be willing to remove its dams, but the states must help the utility and its ratepayers Everyone who depends on the Klamath River, from farmers to fishermen, is parsing PacifiCorp’s recent statement that it’s open to removal of its Klamath dams “as long as our …

Tribes Call for Removal of Dams That Block Journey of Salmon

Tribes Call for Removal of Dams That Block Journey of Salmon By William Yardley New York Times August 02, 2006 SEATTLE, Aug. 2 — Indian tribes along the Klamath River rallied in Portland on Wednesday for the removal of four hydroelectric dams that block salmon from spawning in their historic habitat upriver, and they said they intended to pressure the …

Money to remove Oregon dam headed for Senate floor

Money to remove Oregon dam headed for Senate floor Associated Press July 05, 2006 ROGUE RIVER, Ore. (AP) — Plans to remove Savage Rapids Dam from the Rogue River for the benefit of the river’s salmon and steelhead runs are moving forward. The Senate Appropriations Committee approved a bill Friday containing $13 million for removal of the dam, which is …

California regulators vote to raise electric rates for Klamath farms

California regulators vote to raise electric rates for Klamath farms By Terrence Chea Associated Press April 14, 2006   SAN FRANCISCO – State utility regulators voted to phase out electricity subsidies for California farmers along the Klamath River, a move fishermen and environmentalists hope will help save struggling salmon. The five-member Public Utility Commission voted unanimously Thursday to raise electricity …

Decisions give hope for river’s fish, future

Decisions give hope for river’s fish, future By Blaine Harden Seattle Times April 02, 2006 Big rivers in the West are reliable sources of bad news. Dammed for electricity and drained for irrigation, they have pushed salmon into extinction, fishermen into bankruptcy and Indians into despair.This dismal pattern, though, may be ending on the Klamath, long one of the nation’s …