Freeing the Klamath

June 16th, 2016

Wild and free by 2020! In April 2016, after more than ten years of advocacy, litigation, and negotiation, Klamath Riverkeeper celebrated the adoption of an agreement to un-dam the Klamath River by 2020. EcoNews featured the victory, the largest dam removal and salmon restoration project in history, in its June/July summer issue.  More than 60,000 Klamath River salmon died in 2002 after the federal government ignored recommendations of their own scientists and limited water releases into the river. This tragedy united tribal, conservation, and fishing communities in pursuit of dam removal and more balanced water allocation.  Read the full story in EcoNews Vol 46, No. 3.

Categories: Dams, Flows for Fish, Waterkeepers at Work