Public Safety Notification

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Safety is a top priority for PacifiCorp. To ensure public safety at Klamath River and Rogue River recreational areas, emergency evacuation sirens have been installed at or near:

  • JC Boyle Dam
  • Klamath Wild and Scenic Campground (owned by the Bureau of Land Management)
  • Copco 2 Power Plant (upstream end of Iron Gate Reservoir)
  • North Fork Dam (Rogue River)

The sirens have been installed as a proactive measure to prevent delays in communication in the unlikely event that sudden flooding or rapid changes in water flows force evacuation of the campground or areas immediately below applicable dams, spillways or power plants. These sirens are not intended to communicate evacuation orders to residences nearby.

The sirens will not be used to alert people for other types of emergencies. Although individuals outside the recreation areas may hear the sirens, they are not expected to take any evacuation actions and should instead listen for emergency information from local authorities.

Any necessary evacuations at other Klamath River and Rogue River recreational areas will be conducted by PacifiCorp staff or local authorities as appropriate.