FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 3, 2017
CONTACT: Anna Murveit, KRRC
The Klamath River Renewal Corporation (KRRC) is hosting a series of open house meetings for the public on the evenings of November 7-9th.
Under the terms of the amended Klamath Hydroelectric Settlement Agreement, KRRC is charged with removing four PacifiCorp dams on the Klamath River (JC Boyle, Copco, No. 1 & 2, and Iron Gate), restoring formerly inundated lands, and implementing required mitigation measures in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local regulations.
The purpose of the open house meetings is to provide an opportunity for residents of the Klamath Basin to meet KRRC staff, board members and consultants, learn about KRRC’s project and objectives, and ask questions. At each open house, residents will be invited to visit a series of stations organized around topics on interest, including project scope and timeline, jobs, other project benefits, and project impacts.
Meeting details are as follows:
November 7, Klamath Falls
Oregon Institute of Technology, 6:00-8:00pm
College Union Building, Room 201 A/B (Mazama/Scott)
3201 Campus Dr., Klamath Falls, OR
November 8, Yreka
Best Western Miner’s Inn [Auditorium], 6:00-8:00pm
122 E Miner St., Yreka, CA
November 9, Eureka
Adorni Center Gymnasium, 6:00-8:00pm
1011 Waterfront Dr., Eureka, CA
KRRC is an independent non-profit corporation. Open Houses are for informational purposes only. The information and opinions presented at open houses are intended to assist attendees in understanding KRRC’s proposed activities. KRRC is not a government agency and does not speak for, or have the ability to bind, any government agency. Open House comments will not be incorporated into the official public records of the government agencies responsible for reviewing KRRC’s permit or license applications.
For further information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-820-4441.
The Klamath River Renewal Corporation (KRRC) is an independent nonprofit organization founded in 2016 as part of the amended Klamath Hydroelectric Settlement Agreement (KHSA). KRRC is part of a cooperative effort to re-establish the natural vitality of the Klamath River so that it can support all communities in the basin. Signatories of the amended KHSA incude the states of California and Oregon, local governments, tribal nations, dam owner PacifiCorp, irrigators, and several conservation and fishing groups. KRRC was formed for the sole purpose of taking ownership of four PacifiCorps dams — J.C. Boyle, Copco No. 1 & 2, and Iron Gate – and then removing these dams, restoring formerly inundated lands, and implementing required mitigation measures in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local regulations. KRRC’s work is funded by PacifiCorp customer surcharges and California Proposition 1 water bond funds.
KRRC values transparency and cooperation with all stakeholders and is committed to working with residents and governments to minimize any nuisance or negative impacts while enhancing the project’s local benefits.