State of Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber and Portland General Electric (PGE) of the US have announced a plan that will remove two dams in the Mount Hood National Forest.

The signatories hope that removing the two dams will greatly improve conditions for salmon and steelhead and relieve PGE, which owns the dams, of maintaining a low-output generating system at high cost.

The Marmot dam on the Sandy river will go in 2007, and the Little Sandy dam on the Little Sandy river will go in 2008.