Salmonid Restoration Federation
The Art and Science of Watershed Restoration
April 11 - 14, 2018
Fortuna, California

Klamath River Dam Removals – Overview of Planning and Process

13 April 2018
1:15pm - 5:00pm

Session Coordinator:
Michael Belchik, Yurok Tribe

The decommissioning and removal of four dams on the Klamath River is on track to occur in 2020. As with recent dam removals, there are a range of expectations and a range of understanding of the process of removing the dams, monitoring the resources, and minimizing direct and indirect impacts on the natural resources and ecological processes in the watershed. This session will provide an update on the implementation of the dam removal and review the schedule of activities as well as plans for monitoring physical and biological aspects of the river. The purpose is to provide a very up to date and concise overview of the process being implemented and the proposed schedule of activities.

Strategies for Repopulating the Upper and Middle Klamath River with Salmon and Steelhead Following Dam Removal
John Carlos Garza, NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center and UC Santa Cruz
An Update on the Reintroduction Implementation Plan of Anadromous Fishes into the Oregon Portion of the Upper Klamath Basin
Mark Hereford, Klamath Fisheries Reintroduction Planner, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
The Persistence and Characteristics of Chinook Salmon Migrations to the Upper Klamath River Prior to Exclusion by Dams
John B. Hamilton, USFWS
Genetic Analyses of Contemporary and Ancient Samples Provide Insights into Restoring Upper Klamath Spring Chinook
Tasha Q. Thompson, UC Davis
Klamath River Dam Removal and the Klamath River Renewal Corporation (KRRC)
Mark Bransom, Executive Director, Klamath River Renewal Corporation