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Project: Restoring the Klamath River: Klamath River Dam Removal Project

Description: This grant will fund the implementation of the Klamath Hydroelectric Settlement Agreement (KHSA), and all amendments thereto. The KHSA is a historic agreement signed by two states, the Federal Government, multiple sovereign tribes, local authorizes, water users, fisherman, environmentalists, and famers that seeks to undertake the largest dam removal effort in American history—all in an effort to free nearly 200 miles of endangered co-ho and sucker habitat along the Klamath River. Specifically, the State of California, acting through the California Natural Resources Agency, has agreed to fund removal of four dams commonly referred to as follows: - J.C. Boyle, Copco 1, Copco 2, and Iron Gate - and associated restoration and mitigation projects (collectively referred to as the Klamath Facilities) as required by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission who is charged with authorizing their decommissioning.

Reference Number: 0540P01P116010

Implemented By: Klamath River Renewal Corporation


Type: Restoration

Total Cost: $450,250,000.00

Project Status: Project Implementation

On Time?: Yes    Within Scope?: Yes    Within Budget?: Yes

Estimated Completion: 7/1/2025    Actual Completion:

Associated Counties: Statewide

Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC): No Located In Severely Disadvantaged Community: No

Contribution SourcesContribution DateContribution Amount
Local Contribution12/8/2016$200,000,000.00
Prop. 1, State Obligations7/1/2016$250,000,000.00
Prop. 68, Voluntary Agreements4/7/2021$250,000.00

Water Action Plan Target

Protect and Restore Important EcosystemsAction Description


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