Wineries go dry, but not how you think

Wineries go dry, but not how you think By Stiv J. Wilson, LocalNewsDaily.com Portland Tribune October 07, 2006   For thousands of years, vintners have sought out the perfect region, the perfect soil and the perfect climate for growing grapes. Quantity rarely trumped quality, and a given vintage’s worth and character was directly related to the climatic conditions of the …

The beginning of the end

The beginning of the end By Mark Freeman Mail Tribune October 07, 2006 The days are numbered for Savage Rapids Dam: the structure will likely be a footnote by Dec. 19, 2009 Construction crews are scheduled next week to begin the precursor work that eventually will lead to Savage Rapids Dam’s removal from the Rogue River. Slayden Construction Group Inc. …

A river runs through them

A river runs through them By Winston Ross Eugene Register-Guard October 02, 2006 Everyone agrees: Fix the Klamath; no one agrees on how to do it The story of the Klamath River takes place in two very different settings. One is at the base of Sheepy Ridge in the Oregon-California border town of Tule Lake, in the upper Klamath Basin. …

Judge gives Klamath fish ladders a boost

Judge gives Klamath fish ladders a boost By John Driscoll Times-Standard September 29, 2006   A federal judge has laid the framework for federal agencies to demand that Klamath River dam owner PacifiCorp install fish ladders through its hydroelectric project. U.S. Coast Guard Administrative Law Judge Parlen McKenna decided Wednesday that salmon could spawn in areas between the dams, and …

Dam ruling supports fish on Klamath

Dam ruling supports fish on Klamath By Matt Weiser Sacramento Bee September 29, 2006 A federal judge ruled Wednesday there is ample evidence that salmon will benefit from improved access to the Klamath River, a decision that some believe may ultimately lead to removal of dams on the river. The ruling came in an administrative hearing process over the relicensing …

Studies: Dam Removal From River Doable

Studies: Dam Removal From River Doable By Jeff Barnard Associated Press September 28, 2006   GRANTS PASS, Ore. – Removing four hydroelectric dams from the Klamath River to help struggling salmon runs there would not be as expensive as feared, studies for a state agency show. Indian tribes, salmon fishermen and conservation groups have been pressing Portland-based utility PacifiCorp to …