KHSA / Klamath Hydroelectric Settlement Agreement
KBRA / Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement
http://klamathrestoration.gov/home “… is the official website of the Department of the Interior, and other federal and state agencies that are involved in carrying out obligations set forth in the Klamath Hydroelectric Settlement Agreement, including the Secretarial Determination on Klamath River dams.
Use this website to stay up to date on issues surrounding the Secretarial Determination and the environmental analysis that will be conducted pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
On that government website you will find the KHSA, KBRA, draft EIS/EIR, reports and documents, meetings, studies,
HERE is the table of contents for KBC News KBRA/KHSA 11/11/11 legislation, letters, articles, testimony, documents, whose who, video and audio, polls and surveys, meetings, speeches, opinions, lawsuits, pros and cons, Drought Plan.
November 21, 2011 is the final date for public comments on the draft EIS/EIR.
You may submit comments online on the above website, or send your written comments to:
Please send written comments to before Nov. 21, 2011
Bureau of Reclamation
2800 Cottage Way
Sacramento, CA 95825,
or by fax to 916-978-5055 or email: KlamathSD@usbr.gov
Also send comments to the lead California State agency — DFG:
California Department of Fish & Game
619 Second Street
Eureka, CA 95501
Or by fax to (707) 441-2021 or email: KSDcomments@dfg.ca.gov.
PNP comment: We are against the destruction of the four perfectly-good, hydro-electric dams on the Klamath River. We are the people who live in Siskiyou County and will be forever affected by the loss of those dams.
Please write immediately and tell the federal agency and the California agency that the dams must be saved to:
– Save the salmon and all the fish
– Save ESA listed eagles and their habitat in the Tulelake Refuge, which will be devoid of water.
– An estimated 22 million cubic yards of toxic sediment will sludge its way down the Klamath River destroying salmon runs, mucking up the environment affecting water clarity and purity! This amount of sediment will sterilize the river for 100 years.
– Real science now proves original statements are fraudulent
– It has been admitted this is an “experiment” — we can’t afford this kind of experiment!
– The four hydro-electric dams have been producing enough for 70,000 homes and businesses AND has potential to produce enough to power 150,000 — How will it be replaced? This is a true green electricity.
– There are alternatives to aid returning salmon past the dams BUT the federal agencies and CA DFG will not consider them.
– The settlement agreement does not appear to provide any assurances that the irrigation water inside or outside the Klamath Project will be delivered.
– Additional in-stream flows for the Klamath River will put 30,000 acre feet of irrigation water diverted to the Rogue Valley in Oregon AT RISK!
– Feds will be paying out millions of TAX PAYER money, besides cost of dam removal there will be millions spent in grants for fake and fraudulent RESTORATION.
– Several deral and state agencies will spend $63 million on restoration projects on the Sprague, Williamson and Wood rivers; $67 million for the fringe wetlands around Upper Klamath Lake and fish diversions for the Keno Dam; $92 million for water conservation and ground water management; $47 million is budgeted for acquisition of lease of water rights, water conservation and land management programs; and $7 million for modification of dikes on the Wood River.
– A total of $385 million would support implementation of the water deal – things like paying for farmers to idle land and not farm, provide lower power rates to pump water, $65 million for tribal economic development and environmental management; each tribe will also get $14 million for fisheries management. The Salmon River Restoration Council will get $10 million for their projects. The Klamath tribe would like fishing rights on the Klamath River from Iron Gate to Interstate 5. This tells me that they don’t expect the fish to get to Klamath Falls where their territory is, and they also get $21 million to purchase the Mazama Forest. The wildlife refuges get more water. There is $100 million budgeted to acquire water on a year-to-year basis for environmental needs.