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However, this development is less significant than in 2015, when the removal of the dike was only one part of a large plan for the Klamath Basin, which extends beyond the California-Oregon border. This plan included the restoration of salmon living areas, the return of tribal lands and the sharing of water between peasants, ranchers and tribes. It was the result of a decade of honest and trusting negotiations between representatives of the basin`s constituencies, whose efforts have transformed one of the country`s most controversial watersheds into a model of cooperation. This has helped to ensure that money does not distort the process: most of the inhabitants of the basin are far from rich, and the only company involved is PacifiCorp, the distribution company that owns the dams. In the largest dam mining project in history, the federal government, three Indian Tribes and 25 other parties issued a tentative agreement on September 30 to remove four dams on the Klamath River owned by billionaire Warren Buffett`s Berkshire Hathaway Company. “While this is an important step in the restoration of the Klamath River, the colony project offers little certainty that the PacifiCorp dams will be removed before the proposed 2020 deadline,” said Steve Evans, Conservation Director. “It will take a lot more work and effort from all parties to ensure that the dams are effectively removed and that the Klamath River salmon is restored to our lives.” FERC`s final stage may not have done the dam`s moving camp a favour by requiring PacifiCorp to be involved – and responsible – throughout the licensing process. Bob Gravely, a communications specialist for the company, said that while PacifiCorp remains committed to removing the dams, the verdict would impose substantial changes to the original agreement that PacifiCorp would not be responsible for any damage. Parties to the agreement included the State of California, the State of Oregon, the Karuk Tribe, the Klamath Tribes, the Yurok Tribe, Del Norte County, California, Humboldt County, California, Klamath County, Oregon, Siskiyou County, California; 26 individuals, businesses and local irrigation areas; and seven NGOs, including California Trout and Trout Unlimited. [1] “The Klamath River Basin has been used for more than a century to support agriculture, local electricity needs and commercial fishing, all at the expense of ecosystem health, which supports a wide range of plant and animal species,” said Curtis Knight, Mt. Shasta Area Regional Manager of California Trout. “After years of complex negotiations between stakeholders and pacifiCorp, we have reached an agreement that will radically change the landscape along the klamath.” “Of course, we would like the dams to be removed tomorrow, but the reality is that we need to make sure that dam operations are as safe as preliminary estimates suggest and that this can be done at a lower cost,” said Steve Rothert, California director for American Rivers.

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