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Posted: Wednesday, January 25, 2012 6:00 am

Removing four Klamath River dams would provide $14 billion in short- and long-term economic benefits, according to a draft economic analysis released Tuesday by the U.S. Department of the Interior.

The study estimates the low-range net economic benefit of $14.1 billion over a 50-year period, even with losses that would result from the elimination of hydropower, whitewater boating and other recreational activities.

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