‘Momentous:’ Feds advance largest dam demolition in US history

The Iron Gate Dam, powerhouse and spillway is seen on the lower Klamath River near Hornbrook, California, in this 2020 file photo. The largest dam demolition and river restoration plan in the world could be close to reality Thursday as U.S. regulators vote on a plan to remove four aging hydro-electric structures, reopening hundreds of miles of California river habitat to imperiled salmon. (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus, File)

PORTLAND, Ore. – U.S. regulators approved a plan Thursday to demolish four dams on a California river and open up hundreds of miles of salmon habitat that would be the largest dam removal and river restoration project in the world when it goes forward.

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