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Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Klamath Dam Removal Update: Iron Gate is going down!!!

Removal of the four Klamath River dams will be the largest dam removal project in the history of the United States and the largest salmon restoration project ever!!!!!

This is a really cool time lapse of the Iron Gate draw down captured by our friend Jason Hartwick of Swiftwater Films.  

From Caltrout: 

"The next big step in Klamath River dam removal is here: reservoir drawdown behind Iron Gate Dam. This morning, the Klamath River Renewal Corporation opened the gate to a higher flow that will slowly drain the reservoir over the next several weeks to a month.

This is an exciting milestone towards dam removal, and we are thrilled to share the news with you! Deconstruction of the remaining dams is expected to begin sometime in May or June. Restoration and revegetation are expected to begin next week, and crews will begin reseeding the former reservoir footprint as the reservoir recedes."

                                Copco 2 Dam Removal 

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                                     From NBC News

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