Public invited to Klamath River Renewal Corporation meetings

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald
Photo of the Klamath River from Klamath River Renewal Corporation Facebook page:

The Klamath River Renewal Corporation is hosting two informational meetings for the public Monday and Tuesday, March 19 and 20, in Yreka and Klamath Falls.

Under the terms of the amended Klamath Hydroelectric Settlement Agreement (KHSA), KRRC is charged with removing four PacifiCorp dams on the Klamath River (JC Boyle, Copco, No. 1 & 2, and Iron Gate), restoring formerly inundated lands, and implementing required mitigation measures in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local regulations.

The informational meetings, according to a press release, will provide an opportunity for residents of Yreka and Klamath Falls to hear a presentation by KRRC Community Liaison Dave Meurer on KRRC’s project, objectives, including updates on the current status of the project. A question and answer session will follow. Technical consultant Seth Gentzler of AECOM and KRRC staff member Anna Murveit will also be in attendance.

Materials will be available for distribution that describe project scope and timeline, jobs, other project benefits, and project impacts.

Meeting details are as follow:

• March 19 – Best Western Miner’s Inn (Auditorium), 122 E Miner St. in Yreka, 6 to 8 p.m.

• March 20 – Oregon Institute of Technology in Klamath Falls, 6 to 8 p.m. College Union Building, Room 201 A/B (Mazama/Scott), 3201 Campus Dr., Klamath Falls, Ore.

As stated in the press release, “KRRC is an independent non-profit corporation. Public meetings are for informational purposes only. The information and opinions presented are to assist attendees in understanding KRRC’s proposed activities (which may change over time). KRRC is not a government agency and does not speak for, or have the ability to bind, any government agency. Meeting comments will not be incorporated into the official public records of the government agencies responsible for reviewing KRRC’s permit or license applications.”

For more information, contact or 650-465-1632.