Klamath River Dam Removals – Overview of Planning and Process
Michael Belchik, Yurok Tribe
The decommissioning and removal of four dams on the Klamath River is on track to occur in 2020. As with recent dam removals, there are a range of expectations and a range of understanding of the process of removing the dams, monitoring the resources, and minimizing direct and indirect impacts on the natural resources and ecological processes in the watershed. This session will provide an update on the implementation of the dam removal and review the schedule of activities as well as plans for monitoring physical and biological aspects of the river. The purpose is to provide a very up to date and concise overview of the process being implemented and the proposed schedule of activities.
Mark Bransom, Executive Director, Klamath River Renewal Corporation