Four Dams Down: Anticipating the Klamath Aftermath - SOLD OUT
Instructor: Craig Tuss
Date: Saturday, May 20, 2017
Location: Klamath and Siskiyou Counties
This course is sold out. Please call 541-597-8530 to add your name to the waiting list.
A journey to four main stem hydroelectric Klamath River dams designated for removal by 2020. This will be the largest dam removal project ever in North America and is estimated by the Department of the Interior to cost about $292 million dollars. We’ll examine removal scenarios, learn about each dam’s history plus interim conservation measures planned for individual dam sites. Our field course will start upriver at the JC Boyle hydroelectric dam south of Klamath Falls (River Miles 220.4-228.3). At this stop, we'll also review Copco Dams 1 and 2 (River Miles 198.3-203.1). The Iron Gate dam (River Miles 190.1-196.9) near Hornbrook, California at 173 feet the tallest of the seven Klamath dams, is our final destination.
Camping available at the Topsy Campground near the JC Boyle Dam and at two Iron Gate campgrounds in Siskiyou County. For a complete Klamath River overview, consider also registering for these field courses:
• Klamath Seabirds and Marine Mammals, May 13
• Klamath River Natural History from a Raft trip, May 21
Register for this course.
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