GateHouse Media California

The California State Water Board will hold a series of scoping meetings to solicit comments from interested persons and agencies regarding an Environmental Impact Report for the Lower Klamath Project’s license surrender.

The meeting in Yreka is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 10, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Miner’s Inn Convention Center, 122 E. Miner St.

Those attending will have an opportunity to submit comments concerning the range of alternatives, potential effects and mitigation measures that should be analyzed during the Lower Klamath Project environmental review process. The LKP is located on the Klamath River in Klamath County, Oregon, and Siskiyou County.

The Klamath River Renewal Corporation’s proposed LKP is to remove portions of the Iron Gate, Copco No. 2, Copco No. 1 and J.C. Boyle dam developments to create a free flowing Klamath River and provide fish passage in the portions of the Klamath River currently occupied by the dams which will either be removed or decommissioned in place.

Written comments will be due by 5 p.m. on Feb. 1. Comments should be emailed to: wr401program@waterboards.ca.gov or mailed to: Mr. Parker Thaler, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights, PO Box 2000, Sacramento, CA 95812.

For more information, go to www.waterboards.ca.gov/waterrights/water_issues/programs/water_quality_cert/lower_klamath_ferc14803.shtml.