In 2000, the FERC relicensing process was initiated for PacifiCorp's Klamath River project in southern Oregon and northern California.
In 2010, PacifiCorp and more than 40 other signatories executed the Klamath Hydroelectric Settlement Agreement (KHSA), which provided a framework for the removal of PacifiCorp's Klamath River dams.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) gave its final approval in 2022 for a plan to remove four dams on the Klamath River in California and Oregon. The approval provided the final ruling from the federal regulator needed for parties to fully implement the Amended Klamath Hydroelectric Settlement Agreement as signed in 2016. In June 2021, FERC approved allowing dam owner PacifiCorp to be removed from the license for the hydroelectric project and transfer it to the states of California and Oregon and the nonprofit Klamath River Renewal Corporation (KRRC) as co-licensees to carry out removal of the dams.
PacifiCorp has been working diligently in cooperation with parties to the KHSA and other affected stakeholders and regulatory agencies to implement its obligations under the KHSA and advance the settlement process.
See Klamath water quality reports by year, along with technical documents and plans to improve water quality. This includes blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) and cyanobacteria toxin monitoring.
In 2000, the FERC relicensing process was initiated for PacifiCorp's Klamath River project. See license application, resource reports and technical documents.