Document - Resurrecting the Klamath: A Gift to Be Claimed

Abstract

In 2020, four dams may be demolished on the Klamath River near the Oregon-California border, helping to restore one of America’s premier fishing and whitewater rivers. For the first time in over a century, more than 200 miles of the Klamath could flow free to the Pacific.American Whitewater strongly favors removing the Klamath dams. The article that follows, A River Runner’s Guide to a Free-Flowing Upper Klamath, helps explain why undamming the Klamath is a boon not only for salmon and the river, but for boaters too, as miles of lost whitewater will be restored. Clearly there will be challenges for outfitters, but there are things we can do to ease their transition. In the long run, undamming the Klamath will be one of the best gifts river runners have ever received.

Description

A River Runner’s Guide to a Free-Flowing Upper Klamath
Document author
Bill Cross
Ashland, OR
Ashland, OR

Document Information

Filename - Resurrecting the Klamath: A Gift to Be Claimed1481.pdf

Size - 745.73KB


Associated Projects

Klamath Restoration (OR & CA)
American Whitewater supports restoration of the Klamath River for the benefit of salmon while providing appropriate opportunities for whitewater recreation.