Lower Klamath Project License Surrender

10 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
State Water Resources Control Board
Document Title
Lower Klamath Project License Surrender
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Agriculture - Grazing, Forestry Resources, Open Space - Natural Resources, Rural Residential, and Commercial - Services
Document Description
The Lower Klamath Project License Surrender (Project) is located on the Klamath River in Siskiyou County, California, and Klamath County, Oregon. The Lower Klamath Project is currently part of the Klamath Hydroelectric Project (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [FERG] Project No. 2082), which is owned and operated by PacifiCorp. The Klamath Hydroelectric Project presently consists of seven dam developments: 1) East Side; 2) West Side; 3) Keno; 4) J.C. Boyle; 5) Fall Creek (located on Fall Creek, a Klamath River tributary); 6) Copco No. 1; 7) Copco No. 2; and 8) Iron Gate. The Lower Klamath Project comprises J.C. Boyle, Copco No. 1, Copco No. 2, and Iron Gate dams and associated facilities. On September 23, 2016, PacifiCorp and the Klamath River Renewal Corporation (KRRC) filed a joint license transfer application with FERC, which seeks to transfer the Lower Klamath Project to the KRRC. Concurrent with the license transfer application, the KRRC filed a license surrender application with FERG to decommission the Lower Klamath Project (i.e., four dams and associated facilities). The KRRC applied to the State Water Resources Control Board, the CEQA lead agency, for a Clean Water Act section 401 water quality certification for the license surrender.

Contact Information

Phillip Meyer
Agency Name
State Water Resources Control Board
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
Klamath River Renewal Corporation
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Cross Streets
Copco Road and Ager-Beswick Road
Total Acres
Klamath River

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Eureka Region 1 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of State Parks, Division of Boating and Waterways, California Department of Transportation, District 2 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Energy Commission, California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, North Coast Region 1 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights, State Water Resources Control Board, Divison of Financial Assistance
Development Types
Other (Removal of four dams and associated facilities.)
Local Actions
401 Certification
Project Issues
Air Quality, Cumulative Effects, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Energy


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