It’s the first of 4 dams to be removed along the Klamath River by the end of 2024. The upper basin hasn’t had Salmon in over 100 years and scientists are releasing some there as a test run.

  • technomad@slrpnk.net
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    2 months ago

    That was a neat timelapse. I wonder how long that took, and what caused them to decide to remove it?

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        2 months ago

        Idk about that. They could release salmon there without removing the dams.

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          2 months ago

          Yeah, but I think the point is that salmon can travel upstream, but it probably can’t travel up dams.

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      2 months ago

      The dams have been damaging the ecosystem in the area. https://www.latimes.com/environment/story/2024-03-24/klamath-river-restoration Probably not a big deal overall, but that area is big on environmentalism.

      Salmon like to live in the ocean and lay their eggs in freshwater, so they make the journey upstream. Plus, there’s all the other animals that try to catch salmon on their way up the river.

      Also the dams were built without consent of any of the Native American tribes in the area, so that was kind of a big deal.