Pray for the Klamath River

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Thanks for the photos et1955. Do you mean these photos were taken on a club claim 8 miles downstream of HappyCamp?

I‘ve heard from friends over the hill it’s pretty bad. I’ll take look see this spring.

I’m sure you’ve heard, the greens are shooting for removal of the dams on the Snake River next.
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Thanks for the photos et1955. Do you mean these photos were taken on a club claim 8 miles downstream of HappyCamp?

I‘ve heard from friends over the hill it’s pretty bad. I’ll take look see this spring.

I’m sure you’ve heard, the greens are shooting for removal of the dams on the Snake River next.
Mike
Yes and there is a video of how thick mud is on the bank, over 1.5 ft. thick
 

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Don't worry about the mud one good storm and it will end up in the ocean. Nature's way of cleaning out the silt the way it should. Just think about all the gold that has been trapped behind those dams. And in time the fisheries will rebound just like they were before all the diversions and dams.
 

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Tragic and unnecessary! Wildlife suffering a miserable death in 'quick-mud' that is now exposed due to the draining of Iron Gate and Copco Lakes! The greedy and ruthless corporation Klamath River Renewal Corporation ('KRRC') and Resource Environmental Services 'RES' knew years ago that the potential for excessive 'takings', suffering and deaths of wildlife would occur during Klamath River Dams removal, and agreed to help mitigate this unnecessary horror show by installing fence-barriers around the hundreds of acres of 'quick-mud' hazards to limit unintended 'takings' of wildlife AND horses.

Along with all of the relevant Siskiyou County Officials, we were told (executive director William E. Simpson II) as of the week of January 15th 2024, that both barriers and alternative water sources (troughs at key locations) would be provided. THEN at the Special Meeting of the Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors (Tuesday January, 23, 2024) the representatives of KRRC surprised everyone when they told the Board of Supervisors that they decided to roll-back plans for fencing and alternative water... This is a decision made by GREED! Clearly, preservation of wildlife ranks lower than MONEY to this shell Corp.

'KRRC'. It's now very clear to us that KRRC and Resource Environmental Services ('RES' their sub-contractors) decided that it was more economical to let wildlife suffer and die a slow and anguishing deaths than to erect the fences and provide alternative water... Our Executive Director who is an experienced naturalist living in the immediate area volunteered to assist KRRC & RES with identifying key locations for alternative water sources for wildlife and horses.

They essential gave everyone, the wildlife, the Board of Supervisors and our Org the 'middle finger'... As they have with everyone in the area of the Lakes being impacted, and then they wonder why they are despised by the majority pf people in the County and living around the Lakes being decimated, and leading to what will, with our doubt, the largest Ecological Disaster on the West Coast of the U.S.! ...

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CALL and keep calling YOUR REPS AND SENATORS... THIS IS NOT HOW WE DO THINGS IN AMERICA! @followers PBS New York Times Events Los Angeles Times San Francisco Chronicle Bill Meyer Gavin Newsom Wildlife VR TV KDRV NewsWatch 12 Oregonian Opinion ODFW TIME Newsweek Fox News ABC News BBC News Copco Lake Community Copco Lake Community Club Copco Lake Fire Department
 

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Nature will clean up the dead fish with all of the animals around.
 

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OV, those are Chum salmon, and probably died quite a while ago after they spawned.
 

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OV, those are Chum salmon, and probably died quite a while ago after they spawned.
Just talk to any good biologist and they will tell you that the dead fish of all kinds are a very important part of the eco-nutrient chain of life for the rivers.
 

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Just talk to any good biologist and they will tell you that the dead fish of all kinds are a very important part of the eco-nutrient chain of life for the rivers.

They are important, in fact critical to the survival of many plant and fish species here in the Skagit. Can't speak for other fish, but I do know that Dolly Varden trout have no issues consuming their relative's carcass's. This is the only river in Washington that gets returns from all five salmon species.

About 10-15 years back, there were several of us locals that would
volunteer up at the hatchery in Marblemount. They'd load a tote or two of salmon carcasses into our pickups, and then we'd go out and toss those nasty smelling fish off of bridges (with a pitchfork) into various feeder creeks. Thousands of fish carcasses get returned each year.
 

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They are important, in fact critical to the survival of many plant and fish species here in the Skagit. Can't speak for other fish, but I do know that Dolly Varden trout have no issues consuming their relative's carcass's. This is the only river in Washington that gets returns from all five salmon species.

About 10-15 years back, there were several of us locals that would
volunteer up at the hatchery in Marblemount. They'd load a tote or two of salmon carcasses into our pickups, and then we'd go out and toss those nasty smelling fish off of bridges (with a pitchfork) into various feeder creeks. Thousands of fish carcasses get returned each year.
Nature has to "Mine" all of the minerals in the dead fish and insects back to the plants and other animals in order to complete the natural life cycle of the rivers and water systems around the world.

The fact is nature is by far a bigger "Miner" then all mankind is currently involved with the activity of "Mining". Trying to prevent this fact is a big disruption of life. This will also lower the standard of life for all living life forms involved.
 

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