The Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement (KBRA) and the Klamath Hydroelectric Settlement Agreement (KHSA) are companion agreements between Klamath Basin Tribes, Irrigators, fishermen, conservations, counties, Oregon, California, and federal agencies which aims to restore Klamath Basin fisheries and sustain local economies. In addition, dam owner PacifiCorp is a signatory of the KHSA.

The Agreements include a broad set of measures designed to create robust conditions for fisheries restoration, as well as measures that provide greater stability for many of the Basin’s rural communities.  We believe that the Basin will not achieve stability without addressing both environmental and economic issues. 

 The Agreements include:

  • removal of 4 dams in the mainstem Klamath River;
  • increased flows for fish in the Klamath River;
  • greater reliability of irrigation water deliveries for agriculture, and a pathway to settling the Oregon water rights Adjudication;
  • reintroduction of salmon above the dams and into and above Upper Klamath Lake;
  • investment in comprehensive and coordinated habitat restoration in the upper and lower Basin;
  • a power program for Basin farmers and ranchers that seeks access to affordable power and a renewable energy infrastructure to offset rate increases and diversify revenue;
  • mitigation to counties for the effects of dam removal;
  • investment in tribal economic revitalization, primarily through fisheries and land restoration activities.

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