Conservation Alliance grantee, WaterWatch of Oregon, is again celebrating a victory in their Free the Rogue Campaign. The Gold Ray Dam is slated for removal in August and September of 2010. Once completed, the removal of Gold Ray Dam will be the fourth major dam removal in the Rogue Basin in the last three years. Its removal is the final step to freeing the lower 157 miles of Rouge River, from Lost Creek Project to the Pacific Ocean, for fish, boats and other recreation.
$6 million has been raised to cover the cost of the Gold Ray Dam removal through grants award by the Obama Administration and the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board.
For more information about the removal of the Gold Ray Dam and the resounding public support following the project, read the Oregonian's article here: A River Ready to Run Free