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In the Wake of Malheur, Klamath Dam Protests are Troubling

While Small, a Recent Protest of the Klamath Dam Removal Project Highlights Lingering Conflict

Klamath Dam by Will Jukes

The announcement of an unprecedented effort to remove four dams from the Klamath River was met with general enthusiasm, getting positive mentions from local conservationists as well as more mainstream outlets like National Geographic and the San Francisco Chronicle.  Including this site. But some farmers, ranchers and right wing activists were less enthused, an on April 19th gathered outside the Siskiyou County Courthouse to protest the deal.  The plan, which will free up over 400 miles of steelhead habitat in Northern California and Southern Oregon, will also drain the reservoirs that currently supply irrigation water to much of the surrounding area.  The government has guaranteed that water will be provided from other sources, but the protestors, egged on by conspiracy theories and militia rhetoric, were unconvinced. Continue reading In the Wake of Malheur, Klamath Dam Protests are Troubling