Salmonid Restoration Federation

Klamath River Dam Removal

Friday, September 25, 2020

Mike Belchik, Sr. Water Policy Analyst, Yurok Tribe

In 2010, an agreement was signed to remove the lowermost four hydroelectric dams on the Klamath River in 2020 in what would be the largest fish restoration project in history. This agreement was modified in 2016 after necessary Congressional legislation did not pass. Now it is 2020. Why aren't the dams coming out yet? Are the dams still coming out at all? What affect are the dams having to the river now? If the dams come out, what will be the benefits to the river and what will be the short-term negative effects? All these questions and more will be answered or updated in this presentation.

A recording of the webinar is available on our Vimeo page:

For updates and more information, please check out these additional resources shared during the presentation:

Klamath River Renewal Corporation:

Save California Salmon:

Reconnect Klamath: and

River Talk podcast episode:

Resource Environmental Solutions (RES):

A pdf of the presentation slides is available at the bottom of this page.

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