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Mon Dec 17, 2018, 09:38 PM

Contractors prep for dam removal on the Klamath River

Although the contract has yet to be awarded and the operating license hand-over has yet to be approved, Kiewit Infrastructure West is seeking to give local contractors as much detail as it can regarding the proposed removal of four hydroelectric dams on the Klamath River.

Representatives from Kiewit met with about 30 local contractors Tuesday night at the Cerulean Hotel in Downtown Klamath Falls. It’s one of several stops the international construction firm is making in anticipation of winning the lead contractor bid.

“This could mean a lot of jobs and full hotels in Klamath for quite a while,” said Mark Anderton of Klamath Falls, who does earth moving for a living. “I’d like to have a job that is close to home.”

Michael Farrauto, of Epoch Geospatial and land surveying services of Ashland, also hoped to win a bid with Kiewit. “There should be quite a bit of surveying work for roads, bridges, culverts,” he said. “I travel all over the country but it would be nice to find work closer to home.”

Read more: https://www.heraldandnews.com/news/local_news/contractors-prep-for-dam-removal/article_0c4b1733-6c47-5f92-96e8-7cc4e1c161f6.html?block_id=1275135

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Mon Dec 17, 2018, 11:12 PM

1. Our dams were removed

and it has been an incredible event. The salmon that had been slamming into the dams ( no fish ladders for 100 years) found their way back to their spawning grounds within a year. Animals moved back to the river immediately. The silt has gone down river and created new beaches where it goes into the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

Much of the area is cordoned off into plots for researchers. What they learned may help Klamath River work.

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