7/21 Scoping comments due on Klamath dam removal
Send a comment supporting dam removal directly from the inter-agency Klamath Settlement Agreement webpage - klamathrestoration.gov.
The Klamath dam removal agreement hinges on a 2011 determination from the Secretary of the Interior that dam removal will (1) advance restoration of Klamath salmon; and (2) is in the public interest. To inform this crux secretarial determination, federal and state agencies are preparing an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) on Klamath dam removal that will incorporate all the current science, economics and public comments on dam removal.
Scoping comments for this EIR are due by July 16, 2010 and will help inform what is included in the draft EIR due out in May 2011. You can send a comment supporting dam removal directly from the inter-agency Klamath Settlement Agreement webpage - klamathrestoration.gov.
8/3 State Water Board Meeting To Approve Klamath TMDL
Visit the California State Water Resources Control Board webpage to find more info about the final step in securing strong water quality standards for the Klamath.
The Klamath pollution plan, known as a TMDL (total maximum daily load), has been vetted by scientists, approved by regional regulators and is now up for final approval by the State Water Board and California EPA. Once these water quality standards for temperature, dissolved oxygen, nutrients and toxic algae are fully approved, polluters can be held to much stricter standards under the Clean Water Act.
Your input can help push these pollution limits across the finish line.