Klamath Dam Removal Project Gets Underway After Years Of Delays

A $500 Million dam removal project is underway in Northern California. The project is expected to restore the lover half of the Klamath River which has been historically fished by tribal communities and populated by Salmon and migratory birds. The project, which was originally slated to begin in 2020, will involve the demolition of four dams that were once used for power production. They are all located in a canyon area just south of the Oregon state line in Siskiyou County. The river stretches from the Cascade Mountains in Oregon and eventually empties into the Pacific Ocean near Crescent City. The project is supported by tribal leaders, the Interior Secretary, and the Governors of both Oregon and California.