Klamath River Dams Will be Demolished to Save the Salmon

Klamath River Dams Will be Demolished to Save the Salmon

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer Hundreds of thousands of California’s salmon are dying in a parasite epidemic. To save them, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has authorized the demolition of four hydroelectric dams on the California-Oregon border. The project is the largest of its kind ever embarked on in the U.S. and is expected to begin in […]

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Drought Ignites Centuries-Old Water Dispute in Klamath Lake, Oregon

Drought Ignites Centuries-Old Water Dispute in Klamath Lake, Oregon

This year’s historic drought has intensified a century-old dispute over water in the Klamath Lake region on the Oregon-California border. One hundred years ago, the federal government drained lakes and re-routed rivers to make farming easier, but this year’s drought has sent the region into crisis

Why this Matters: This drought may be the worst in a century — but the trend is likely to only get worse due to climat

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