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  • Trouble In Dam Removal Paradise – Kiewit Has Pulled-Out of Klamath River Dam Project

    04/12/2024 8:38:37 AM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    California Globe ^ | April 10, 2024 | William Simpson
    April 9 Letter from FERC to KRRC, ‘… Kiewit has aborted the Iron Gate Development drilling program in its entirety…’ .. This is part of a series about the Klamath Dam Removal project in Siskiyou County. The removal of dams along the Klamath River in Siskiyou County, Northern California was sold as necessary to save salmon – specifically, “to restore habitat for endangered fish.” The dams are part of the Klamath project, a series of seven dams built in the 1910’s and 1920’s in the Klamath Basin to bring electricity and agricultural water mitigation for Southern Oregon and Northern California,...
  • Siskiyou Co. Board Declares State of Emergency over Klamath River Dam Removal Project

    03/28/2024 6:18:42 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 26 replies
    California Globe ^ | March 27, 2024 | By William Simpson
    Tuesday, March 26th 2024 was a long and contentious day at the Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors (‘BOS’) meeting. This board meeting followed the March 5th, Siskiyou County Health Department advisory warning that people should not enter the Klamath River or drink the water. “SISKIYOU COUNTY, Calif. — Residents should not be in or drink water from the Klamath River due to high levels of arsenic, lead and aluminum, the Siskiyou County Environmental Health said today.” Activists favoring dam removal seem to be hypnotically willing to look past any and all unintended adverse impacts that have unfolded and are further...
  • ‘The River Is Essentially Dead’: How Enviros’ Push To Save Salmon Ended Up Killing ‘Hundreds Of Thousands’ Of Them

    03/25/2024 6:57:16 AM PDT · by george76 · 63 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | March 24, 2024 | Nick Pope
    A well-funded environmentalist group played a key role in the push to remove dams in the Pacific Northwest’s Klamath River ahead of premature deaths of thousands of salmon. American Rivers — an organization that has received millions of dollars from left-of-center environmentalist grantmaking organizations in recent years — was “the orchestrator of the Klamath dams removal project,” according to Siskiyou News, a local outlet in Northern California. The drawdowns of several reservoirs pursuant to the scheduled removal of four dams in the river preceded the deaths of “hundreds of thousands” of young salmon in the waterway, according to Oregon Public...
  • Young salmon perish going through Klamath River dam slated for removal in Siskiyou County

    03/09/2024 2:43:53 PM PST · by cuz1961 · 12 replies
    Redding Record ^ | 3/7/2024 | Damon Arthur
    ...A large number of young hatchery-raised salmon that were released into the Klamath River recently were killed when they passed through a tunnel near the base of the Iron Gate Dam on the river...
  • Hundreds of thousands of salmon released in Northern California river die in 'large mortality' event

    03/04/2024 1:57:54 PM PST · by cuz1961 · 31 replies
    SFGate ^ | March 3, 2024 | Amanda Bartlett
    Hundreds of thousands of salmon released in Northern California river die in 'large mortality' event / As many as hundreds of thousands of fall-run Chinook salmon died early last week due to suspected gas bubble disease. The fish were released into the 257-mile-long Klamath River near the California-Oregon border following November’s historic dam removal at the site, which was intended to help the stream flow freely again and bolster the habitat for the protected species.
  • California Demolished Dam to Save Salmon, Killed the Salmon Instead

    03/04/2024 5:43:03 AM PST · by CFW · 64 replies
    FrontPageMag ^ | 3/4/24 | Daniel Greenfield
    California, which is in a state of perpetually self-inflicted drought, restricts all sorts of practical water solutions based they would hurt some living creature somewhere. (People, especially farmers, don’t count.) And along the way the state decided to demolish a dam to help some salmon. The destruction was celebrated by environmentalists and rubber-stamped by the media. Native American tribes, environmentalists and state officials have been big advocates for this dam removal. Governor Gavin Newsom announced “California’s Salmon Strategy for a Hotter, Drier Future” in hopes of restoring salmon populations in the state. The governor lists his six priorities: removing barriers...
  • River of Death – Collapse of the Klamath River Ecosystem

    02/17/2024 8:19:34 AM PST · by AuntB · 44 replies
    Siskiyou News ^ | Captain Bill Simpson
    Let’s face facts; some people are getting richer off the removal of the Klamath River dams. Glen Spain member [formerly] of Klamath River Renewal Corp. ‘KRRC’ board and fisherman’s advocate said “Economics Not Salmon Is the Reason PacifiCorp is Removing the Dams” It is now estimated by some experts that the total direct cost for the Klamath River dam removal project, will reach $800-million dollars, not the $450-million cost estimate projected over tens years ago. And then we have the costs related to the liabilities that are already arising from what is seen by many as an ill-fated project. According...
  • A Losing Trade – Quality of Human Life + Millions of Animals Dead For What? The Possibility of a Better Salmon Run?

    02/14/2024 3:18:09 PM PST · by AuntB · 27 replies
    Siskiyou News ^ | Wm. Simpson
    For over 100-years after the first dam was installed (Copco 1 Dam) and over 60-years after Iron Gate Dam was installed, there was nevertheless a decent run of Salmon and steelhead in the Klamath River, even with all of the changing ocean conditions, climate change, and OVERFISHING by both indigenous people and others. Any fishing guide on the Klamath River below Iron Gate Dam would attest to the fact that fishing was great. Therefore, this is the ONLY relevant Question: Is the deaths of millions of wildlife (mammals, birds, fish, etc.) and the collapse of an entire ecosystem, on top...
  • Op-Ed: Ditch the Secret Backroom Dam Breaching Deals. Let’s Focus on Common Ground.

    12/18/2023 6:28:32 AM PST · by Twotone · 18 replies
    Idaho Dispatch ^ | December 17, 2023 | Brad Little
    The recent agreement between the Biden Administration and the states of Washington and Oregon and the tribes on dam breaching represents a missed opportunity. Instead of working together to find common ground, the signatories to the agreement pandered to their political supporters and paid no attention to the REAL impacts dam removal would have on Idahoans. As Idaho state leaders, we are united in our strong opposition to removing the dams because it would eliminate a clean source of energy (hydropower) that powers the entire region, harm agriculture, and fundamentally change our economy for the worse. Sustaining healthy salmon and...
  • Deconstruction of Klamath River dam underway by Jason Turk

    06/27/2023 3:23:14 PM PDT · by cuz1961 · 51 replies
    KRCR news ^ | Sun, June 25th 2023, 3:30 PM PDT | Jason Turk
    ), crews are currently deconstructing Copco No. 2, which is the smallest of the four hydroelectric dams set to be removed from the river by the end of next year.
  • CRISISUKRAINE WAR Exclusive — Peter Schweizer: ‘The Dam Is Starting to Break’ on Biden Family Corruption

    06/24/2023 11:41:12 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/24/2023 | Hannah Bleau
    “The dam is starting to break” on the Biden family corruption, multiple New York Times best-seller author Peter Schweizer said during an appearance on Breitbart News Saturday. Schweizer, a senior contributor at Breitbart News and president of the Government Accountability Institute, spoke about the recent Hunter Biden whistleblower revelations. “This is really, really important. The dam is starting to break — truly the first time you’ve had somebody from inside the government who has said, ‘Wait a minute, the way this is being handled is wrong,'” he said, praising the whistleblowers who could otherwise retire and have comfortable lives.
  • Russia Blew Up The Dam And We Have Proof, Says Ukraine as it Publishes New Picture

    06/19/2023 8:00:43 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/19/2023 | OLIVER JJ LANE
    Ukraine has released images purporting to show a car packed with explosives parked on the Kakhovka Dam before it was bombed, unleashing the river on settlements below, leading to serious flooding. The Kakhovka Dam was bombed earlier this month, causing the Soviet-era structure holding back the Dnipro/Dnieper, one of Europe’s major rivers to flood downstream. Given the colossal volume of water released fatalities have been mercifully comparatively limited, with the Ukrainian government speaking of 17 killed as a consequence of the attack, and a further 31 missing.
  • Thunberg Criticizes Russia Over Ukraine Dam 'Ecocide'

    06/09/2023 5:30:48 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 28 replies
    Newsmax ^ | June 9, 2023
    Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has accused Russia of causing the collapse of the Kakhovka dam in Ukraine, calling it an act of "ecocide." The burst of the huge dam, under Russian control in southern Ukraine's Kherson region, unleashed large floods, forcing thousands of residents to flee and wreaking environmental havoc. Russia and Ukraine have blamed each other for its destruction. "This ecocide as a continuation of Russia's unprovoked full-scale invasion of Ukraine is yet another atrocity which leaves the world lost for words. Our eyes are once again on Russia who must be held accountable for their crimes," Thunberg,...
  • U.S. Official Says Spy Satellites Detected Explosion Just Before Dam Collapse

    06/09/2023 3:38:16 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 42 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 9, 2023 | Eric Schmitt
    A senior Biden administration official says that U.S. spy satellites detected an explosion at the Kakhovka dam just before it collapsed, but American analysts still do not know who caused the dam’s destruction or how exactly it happened. (snip) American intelligence analysts suspect that Russia was behind the dam’s destruction, the senior administration official said, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss operational details. But he added that U.S. spy agencies still do not have any solid evidence about who was responsible. Seismic data picked up by the NORSAR observatory in Norway also supported the theory there had been...
  • Ukraine claims intercepted call proves Russia blew up Nova Kakhovka dam

    06/09/2023 11:41:21 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 24 replies
    NY Post ^ | 06/09/2023 | Snejana Farberov
    Ukraine claimed Friday that it intercepted a telephone call between Russian soldiers that “confirms” that Moscow’s saboteurs destroyed the Nova Kakhovka dam — as Norwegian seismologists revealed they had detected a possible blast around the time of the dam’s breach. Ukraine’s domestic security agency, SBU, posted a one-and-a-half-minute audio recording on its Telegram channel in which two men are heard discussing in Russian the aftermath of the dam collapse. “[The Ukrainians] didn’t strike it. That was our sabotage group,” says one of the men on the call, described by the SBU as a Russian serviceman. “They wanted to, like, scare...
  • The first episode of Tucker's new Twitter show racked up 60 MILLION views in 14 hours | Not the Bee

    06/07/2023 11:04:13 AM PDT · by xzins · 43 replies
    Not the bee ^ | 7 jun 23 | Jesse James
    Tucker Carlson published the first episode of his new show "Tucker on Twitter" yesterday evening at 6:00 p.m. ET. Here we are, 14 hours later, and the freaking video has SIXTY MILLION VIEWS ... and counting!
  • Ukraine: Counteroffensive to Persist Despite Dam Destruction

    06/07/2023 6:46:35 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 38 replies
    Newsmax ^ | June 7, 2023 | Nick Koutsobinas
    Ukraine's Major General Andrey Kovalchuk, the former commander of November's Kherson Counteroffensive, tells The Post how he intended to blow up the dam. "Kovalchuk considered flooding the river," The Post writes. "The Ukrainians, he said, even conducted a test strike with a HIMARS launcher on one of the floodgates at the Nova Kakhovka dam, making three holes in the metal to see if the Dnieper's water could be raised enough to stymie Russian crossings but not flood nearby villages. The test was a success, Kovalchuk said, but the step remained a last resort.
  • Ukraine accuses Russia of destroying major dam near Kherson, warns of ecological disaster

    06/06/2023 2:54:14 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 153 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | June 6, 2023 | SUSIE BLANN
    The wall of a major dam in a part of southern Ukraine that Moscow controls collapsed Tuesday after a reported explosion, sending water gushing downriver and prompting dire warnings of ecological disaster as officials from both sides in the war ordered residents to evacuate. Ukraine accused Russian forces of blowing up the dam and hydroelectric power station, while Russian officials blamed Ukrainian military strikes in the contested area. The fallout could have broad consequences: Flooding homes, streets and businesses downstream; depleting water levels upstream that help cool Europe’s largest nuclear power plant; and draining supplies of drinking water to the...
  • October 2022 ---Russia threatens hundreds of thousands of people by mining dam at the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant, Zelenskyy warns

    06/06/2023 1:14:47 AM PDT · by dennisw · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | OCTOBER 20, 2022 | SUZANNE LYNCH
    Ukrainian leader says 80 settlements — including Kherson — could be hit by rapid flooding because of Russia’s planned ‘terrorist attack’. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy warned on Thursday of an impending “large-scale disaster” in southern Ukraine, claiming that Russia mined a dam at the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant in the south of the country. In an address via videolink to EU leaders meeting in Brussels, Zelenskyy said that Ukraine had information showing Russia had already set charges. Should the dam be destroyed, more than 80 settlements — including the port city of Kherson — could be hit by "rapid flooding,"...
  • Kakhovka hydro-electric dam in southern Ukraine has been destroyed

    06/05/2023 7:38:10 PM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 65 replies
    Nova Kakhovka Dam on the Dnipro River is destroyed above Kherson and 80 other settlements.