Herald and News 9/25/21, photo from Klamath County
Museum: "A trench is cut in the reef at the outlet of
Upper Klamath Lake in this photo taken Sept. 30, 1921.
The trench allowed more water to be drained from the
lake to facilitate production of electricity at power
plants on Link River."
Nature's dams on the Klamath River blocked fish for
by William E Simpson IIIOne
of those five dams was 130 feet tall off the riverbed
and was 1,000 feet thick!...The resulting modern dam was
nearly as tall as the original natural 130-foot-tall
dam, and brought the water level in Clammittee Lake back
up to where it had been thousands of years before,
restoring that ancient lake to its full glory where a
myriad of unique species of flora and fauna had evolved
and remain present today..."