Klamath Renewal – Opportunities Abound!
Join with the Mount Shasta Chamber of Commerce and the Klamath River Renewal Corporation on Wednesday, September 19, from 3 to 5 pm at the Best Western Treehouse Inn, 111 Morgan Way in Mt. Shasta. This will be an informational meeting to learn details about the many significant upcoming business opportunities and jobs that will be created as a result of dam removal on the river.
Dam removal provides the biggest jobs boost we have seen in many years, and this is good news for the economy and for the environment. Additional information is here, on the KRRC website.
According to the chamber’s email posting:
Goods and services required include, but are not limited to:
- Quality control (inspection and material testing)
- Heavy equipment operation (dozers, scrapers, backhoes, excavators, etc.)
- Manual construction labor (e.g. pipe installation, site cleanup, etc.)
- Planting and irrigation installation
- Non-native plant control
- Explosive handling
- Truck driving
- Road grading and maintenance
- Fire break construction
- Material processing and stockpiling
- Site security
- Construction workforce support
- Road improvement design
- Water pipeline design
- Recreation demolition and restoration design
- Road improvement and access road construction, including dust control
By way of background, KRRC is a private, independent nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization formed by signatories of the amended Klamath Hydroelectric Settlement Agreement, or KHSA. KRRC’s job is to take ownership of four PacifiCorp dams — JC Boyle (in Klamath County, Oregon), Copco, No. 1 & 2, and Iron Gate (in Siskiyou County, California) — and then remove these dams, restore formerly inundated lands, and implement required mitigation measures in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local regulations.
Signatories of the amended KHSA, including the States of California and Oregon, local governments, Tribal nations, dam owner PacifiCorp, irrigators, and several conservation and fishing groups, appointed KRRC to oversee this project. KRRC’s work is funded by PacifiCorp customer surcharges and California Proposition 1 water bond funds.
KRRC’s sole focus is to perform the dam removal and restoration project. The KRRC is not empowered to revisit the decision or modify the decision. Dam removal is expected to begin in 2021, with significant prep work performed in 2020. But components of the project are happening now or in the immediate future.
We hope you will attend if you see an opportunity for your business.
Mount Shasta Chamber of Commerce
Klamath River Renewal Corporation