The Great Salmon Reley started four years ago after the Klamath fish kill, which killed over 64,000 Klamath Salmon due to low flows. This run has been organized by a handful of Hoopa teenagers for years, two of which won the David Bower award for this efforts. These girls also created a movie about the Klamath Fish killl called Two Rivers, which has been shown in Portland several times.
This years run was part of a monumental movement in the Klamath to remove four large dams through a FERC process with occurs every 50 years. These dams block hundreds of miles habitat and create warm water and toxic alga. Pacific Power of Portland Oregon owns these dams. If removed three out of four of the dams would be the largest dams removed ever.
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