Category Archives: River Currents

You can Help to Un-Dam the Klamath

No one said the biggest dam removal in history was going to be easy. That’s why Klamath Riverkeeper, along with over 40 other stakeholders, have been working tirelessly for more that 17 years to free the Klamath River. We need your help in this final stretch. The next step in removing four obsolete dams in the Klamath River is to transfer their license from… read more >>

Show your Support for Klamath Dam Removal!

WHAT: Klamath Dams Workshop WHERE: Winema Hall, Siskiyou County Fairgrounds, 1712 Fairlane Rd, Yreka CA 96097 WHEN: Tuesday, October 10 at 5:30 WHO: Mark Bransom and Lester Snow from the Klamath River Renewal Corporation, Alan Mikkelsen from Bureau of Reclamation, and the Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors Speakers will present their plans to get federal… read more >>

Press Release: Karuk Tribe to Challenge Klamath River Flow Plan

P R E S S  R E L E A S E For Immediate Release:   June 24, 2016 For more information: Craig Tucker, Natural Resources Policy Advocate, Karuk Tribe, 707-839-1982 Karuk Tribe to Challenge Klamath River Flow Plan Tribe Files 60 Day Notice Under the Endangered Species Act Happy Camp, CA –  Citing a disease infection rate of 90% of sampled juvenile salmon in 2015, … read more >>

Closing a Loophole for Water Bottling Companies in Siskiyou County

Right now, Siskiyou County law requires a permit for the extraction and export of groundwater, but water bottling companies are currently exempt.  In an effort to close this loophole, county residents are hard at work gathering signatures for a ballot initiative so voters can decide if water-bottlers should play by the same rules as other groundwater users.… read more >>

Klamath Logging Continues Despite Lawsuit: $2.50 per Log Truck Load

Extreme post-fire logging continues today despite pending legal claims with the implementation of the Westside Project, which includes 5800 acres of clear cuts above salmon-bearing streams in the Klamath National Forest. Most of the current logging activity is centered in the Walker Creek Closure Area just south of Seiad Valley, California. Yesterday,… read more >>

Klamath River Timber Sales Offered at Lowest Price in Recent History

Klamath National Forest to subsidize logging by charging approximately $2.00 per log truck load Yreka, Calif. – On Thursday, May 5, the Klamath National Forest is set to auction away critically important forests for pennies on the dollar. The agency will accept sealed bids on two Westside Project timber sales, Whites and Middle Creek, for the lowest price… read more >>

Dam Removal Agreement Milestone for Healthy Klamath River

April 6, 2016 For Immediate Release CONTACT: Konrad Fisher, 530-921-9660 Klamath, CA – Today, PacifiCorp, the states of California and Oregon, the Yurok and Karuk Tribes, and two federal agencies signed an agreement to remove four Klamath River dams in early 2020. The agreement requires approval of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission using existing… read more >>

New Agreement in Principle for Klamath River Dam Removal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 2, 2016 CONTACT: Konrad Fisher, 530-627-3311, New Agreement in Principle for Klamath River Dam Removal Representatives from California, Oregon and the federal Government announced an agreement-in-principle today with PacifiCorp detailing plans to remove four Klamath River dams. The dams… read more >>