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Deal Boosts Effort To Remove Four Klamath River Dams

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(AP) - Federal and state authorities have committed to pressing forward on plans to remove four dams from the Klamath River in the Pacific Northwest.

Tuesday's agreement means California, Oregon and the federal government will go ahead with efforts to remove the four Klamath River dams despite Congress's refusal to support the project.

The dams provide hydroelectric power on the Lower Klamath in California and Oregon. Local tribes and other opponents of the dams say they block native fish from spawning grounds and damage habitat while providing comparatively little electricity.

Congress's refusal to support the dam removal had put the years-old effort in peril.