Klamath River

A small dam located in a rural location.

Largest Dam Removal in U.S. History Clears Final Regulatory Hurdle

Four dams are coming down along the Klamath River. The final decision to remove the dams is a milestone political and legal victory for indigenous tribes living in Southern Oregon and Northern California.

November 20, 2022 - High Country News

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Dams on the Way Out on Two California Rivers

The largest dam removal project in U.S. history is about to commence on the Klamath River. Due to a recent development, a dam on the Eel River is also on expected for decommission.

May 25, 2022 - San Francisco Chronicle

Klamath Tribes

Plan Released for Largest Dam Removal Project in U.S. History

A plan to remove four dams on the Klamath River took a crucial step forward at the end of June. Planners hope the dam removals will improve water quality, revive fisheries, create local jobs, and boost tourism and recreation.

July 11, 2018 - Del Norte Triplicate

Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge

Legal Battle Over Wildlife Refuges in Northern California and Southern Oregon

A lawsuit marks the latest twist in an ongoing legal battle over what conservationists consider one of the most important waterfowl sanctuaries in the country.

January 22, 2017 - The Oregonian

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Major Dam Removal Proposals Move Forward in California and Oregon

The movement to restore the Klamath River by removing four dams has achieved a major milestone in recent weeks.

October 3, 2016 - KQED

Klamath River Dam Removal Moves Ahead Without Congressional Approval

A lack of Congressional approval almost killed a controversial dam removal project on the Klamath River in Oregon and California. The states and the Interior Department have found a way to proceed.

April 7, 2016 - Associated Press via The Register-Guard

Lack of Congressional Support Kills Landmark Klamath River Deal

There might not be a drawing board to go back to after an agreement that would have removed four dams along the Klamath River died in Congress.

January 13, 2016 - Los Angeles Times

Adapting Landscape Architecture to the Anthropocene

As the effects of humans accelerate the changes occurring on the planet, landscape architects and planners alike will need to take into account ways that civilization can adapt to a lack of stability.

July 4, 2015 - Places Journal

Dam Removal Proposed to Save Salmon

Lawmakers are likely to consider a controversial plan this summer to remove a series of dams on the Klamath River to help restore endangered salmon populations.

August 1, 2011 - National Geographic

Deal Brokered for Biggest Dam Removal Project in U.S.

Officials have brokered a deal to remove dams from the Klamath River in the Pacific Northwest -- a plan intended to counteract sharp declines in salmon counts and appease environmentalists. But the plan is also meeting criticism.

November 17, 2008 - Los Angeles Times

Controversy Erupts Over Endangered Species Act

Congress and the Interior Department investigate whether the Bush administration undermined federal protections.

July 25, 2007 - The Christian Science Monitor

Tribe Appeals For Removal Of Dams

Dams have been decimating the population of salmon in Northern California's Klamath River for years, and now Native Americans who depend on the salmon are traveling to visit the owner of the dams to appeal for their removal.

April 27, 2007 - The San Francisco Chronicle

Dams And Power May Be Sacrificed For Salmon

To help save endangered salmon, officials are considering making costly improvements to dams on the Klamath River in California and Oregon. Removing the dams would cost less than fixing them, but removal forfeits hydroelectric power production.

February 1, 2007 - Los Angeles Times

Trinity River Restoration Finally On Track

Plans for the California river finally overcome all obstacles.

May 19, 2005 - Los Angeles Times

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