Klamath Falls City Council narrowly votes to endorse bill to remove dams and share water



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KLAMATH FALLS, Oregon — The Klamath Falls City Council has narrowly voted to support a bill in Congress that would implement long-stalled agreements to remove dams from the Klamath River to help salmon and give farmers and ranchers predictable water supplies.

The Herald and News (http://bit.ly/1rTx9yJ ) reports the council voted 3-2 Monday to send a letter supporting the bill, which is considered a long shot for passage in the waning days of this Congress.

The bill has yet to come to the Senate floor and has long faced strong opposition in the House due to provisions calling for removing four hydroelectric dams owned by Portland-based utility PacifiCorp.

Klamath County commissioners also oppose it.

Farmers and ranchers who stand to benefit from the bill favor it.


Information from: Herald and News, http://www.heraldandnews.com

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