Klamath River and Dam Removal Crises Continues with CA Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Failure

by William Simpson at californiaglobe.com

On Tuesday March 26th, the Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors declared a local State of Emergency in regard to the adverse impacts of the Klamath Dam removal project affecting the Klamath River.

Details of that action by the County’s Board of Supervisors can be found at the California Globe.

For nearly two-years, the CEO of the Klamath River Renewal Corporation (‘KRRC’) Mr. Mark Bransom and KRRC’s public information officer Ren Brownell provided numerous public presentations outlining exactly how they intended to de-water the lakes behind the Klamath River Dams.

Their detailed slide show presentation depicted the timelines for the project, including the timeline and schedule for draining the water from the lakes behind the dams.

The KRRC powerpoint (below) slide below shows the timeline for dewatering the lakes taking about 2-months.

On January 23rd, 2024, the Klamath River Renewal Corporation (“KRRC”), headed by CEO Mark Bransom decided to go ‘off-plan’, without any public consultation or input from Siskiyou County, and they drained the water from the Klamath Lakes in just a few days!