Saturday, October 16, 2010

The Klamath Dam Boondoggle

Label me skeptical. I guess it's no secret I've always thought something was amiss in the controversy over taking down the dams on the Klamath River. This latest Times- Standard article hasn't made me any less so.

Sounds like b.s. to me if for no other reason than they imply tearing down that dams will benefit farms in the area by ensuring more water go to them. When you take down a dam and lose the storage capability, you have less water. Seems simple enough to me.

And I've yet to hear any promoters of this proposal explain to me why, if the dams are so detrimental to fish, the Klamath River has been one of the few rivers where salmon fishing has been allowed of late.


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