Bolstering a bid to revive salmon populations that once sustained Native American tribes for thousands of years, California and Oregon agreed Tuesday to help fund a series of long-awaited dam removals on the Klamath River.
With the addition of the states as partners in the demolition of four dams on the river that stretches from Oregon into Northern California, supporters say the plan now has the financial clout needed to gain federal approval. The coalition of states, tribes, and environmentalists called Tuesday’s agreement a historic step in the decades-long effort to restore salmon to the majestic river.
If things go as planned, the largest dam demolition in U.S. history could begin as soon as 2023.
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