After The Klamath Agreements, What Next?

Jan 4, 2016

New year, no agreement.  The long-awaited and long-debated Klamath Basin Agreements governing the use of Klamath River water died at the end of 2015, because Congress failed to implement the agreements.

The Klamath at J.C. Boyle Dam, one of the four targeted for removal.
Credit Bobjgalindo/Wikimedia

Tribal governments originally supported the agreements, but that changed over time. 

Now the tribes and other entities have to figure out where to go next to remove the Klamath dams or otherwise address the myriad of issues facing the river, its sources, and water users. 

Klamath Tribal Chair Don Gentry and Karuk Natural Resources Policy Advocate Craig Tucker join us to talk about the next likely moves.

The State Water Board in California will hold scoping meetings on the relicensing of the Klamath Dams later this month.  Here's the list:

January 14, 2016
(2:00–4:00 pm)
Sacramento
Cal/EPA Building
Byron Sher Auditorium
1001 I Street

January 25, 2016
(5:00–7:00 pm)
Arcata
D Street Neighborhood
Center
1301 D Street

January 26, 2016
(10:00 am–12:00 pm)
Orleans
Karuk Tribe Community Room
39051 Hwy 96

January 26, 2016
(5:00–7:00 pm)
Yreka
Best Western Miner’s Inn
Convention Center
Auditorium
122 E. Miner Street