Save 50% on Weekday Rafting Stay & Play Vacation Packages. Learn More


Klamath Dam Removal

October 4th, 2009 Tessa Sibbet

Lower Klamath Scenery Pacific Corp, the utility that owns the 4 controversial dams on the Klamath River in Northern California, agreed to decommission the dams by 2020. There was an article on Thursday in the Los Angeles Times that highlights the details of the agreement. Although things are moving in the right direction to remove the dams, the agreement still needs to be approved by the US government and there are some loopholes that Friends of the River is concerned about.

Big Ike on the Lower K
Big Ike on the Lower K

The negotiations have been going on for a while now and 29 agencies and organizations have been involved. A few benefits of removing the dams are improving the (drastically decreased) salmon run and the water quality. If it all goes through, this will be the largest dam removal in the United States.

Leave a Reply

Back to Top

Email Newsletter

Get season updates, flow reports, exclusive discounts and our most recent blog posts.

BONUS: Win a Free Trip for Two!
Subscribe once for a chance to win every month!


* indicates required


Connect with AO


Rafting FAQ's

Get all the answers to the most frequently asked questions (FAQ's) regarding minimum age, how to choose a river, what to wear, trips costs and more...

View FAQ's


About This Website