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Title
ECONOMIC MODELING OF RELICENSING AND DECOMMISSIONING OPTIONS FOR THE KLAMATH BASIN HYDROELECTRIC PROJECT
Creator
M.Cubed
Richard McCann
U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Technical Services Center
U.S. Department of Interior Office of Policy Analysis
Date Created and/or Issued
11/1/06
Contributing Institution
UC Riverside, Library, Water Resources Collections and Archives
Collection
Clearinghouse for Dam Removal Information (CDRI)
Rights Information
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Description
Scope/Content: Abstract: The Klamath River is one of the most important rivers for imperiled populations of Chinook salmon, coho salmon and steelhead trout on the West Coast of the United States. PacifiCorp's 169 megawatt Klamath Hydroelectric Project is a major contributor to the extirpation of salmon from over 300 miles of habitat in the upper Klamath Basin. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is reviewing the project's existing Federal Power Act license and will impose mitigation measures to reduce environmental impacts if it issues a new license. Decommissioning the project and replacing its electricity from other sources may be more cost effective than relicensing the project and installing fish ladders and water quality improvement devices to meet modern legal and scientific standards.
Type
text
Form/Genre
digital copy
Identifier
ark:/86086/n2sf2vtf
727
Subject
Economics
Fisheries and fish passage
Dams
Dam retirement
Place
Klamath River, CA
Copco No.1 Dam
Copco No.2 Dam
Iron Gate Dam
J.C. Boyle Dam
USA

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