OPB: Hoopa Valley Tribe seeking removal of four Klamath dams

"A California American Indian tribe asked federal regulators Tuesday to order the removal of four dams on the Klamath River. The tribe says a restoration plan for the river is stalled.

The Klamath River runs through the Hoopa Valley Tribe's reservation.

The tribe says the four dams upriver contribute to toxic algae blooms and salmon diseases. Power company PacifiCorp owns the dams and has signed a deal that would remove them by 2020. Thomas Schlosser is an attorney for the Hoopa Valley Tribe. He says the tribe doubts Congress will ever approve the current dam removal deal."

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Tribe Asks Feds To Order Removal Of 4 Klamath Dams (Oregon Public Broadcasting 5/30)

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