Our Klamath Basin
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Alternatives exist to removing dams
Letter to editor by William D Kennedy, Klamath Falls, Herald
and News 11/30/17
Ron Crete’s exhaustion by Senator Linthicum’s letter to our
Secretary of Interior is understandable.
complexity of the Klamath Damn Dam argument is a drain on
all of us.
represents a diverse community some who have been duped by
the social engineering of the Klamath Basin Restoration
Agreement, now the Klamath Basin Monitoring Program.
Linthicum has advocated for a holistic perspective on our
river, those with a career in dam removal continue to ignore
and simplify the complexity of the issue. They ignore the
reality that there are many alternatives to the two
extremes. There is this one-size fit all reference to simply
flushing sediment down many miles of river habitat with cold
water. This may work on shorter rivers with higher gradients
that are not fed by hyper-eutrophic lakes. There is
ignorance that fish parasites flourish with high water and
are limited by naturally occurring low flows.
The dam removal
group wants to conduct a huge experiment on our Klamath
River. They have very limited experience and are unable to
accept concerns or concepts that include hydropower on the
of hydropower is diluted while current hydroelectric
development in the world mimics the size of what is on our
river. Perhaps reference to the powerful advocacy of
designing our river management that embraces migrating fish
and provides clean hydropower will help us abandon a
polarized argument to fractured communities. While some in
our community agree that we disagree, the slow march of the
social engineers continues with the help of a biased media.
The dam removal
argument has become a distraction from a small part of our
society that is pushing us away from the basis of our rural
economy, natural resource management.
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