Copco 2 Dam Removed, Three Dams Remaining for Klamath River Project
The world”s largest dam removal project is progressing according to schedule, as the first Klamath River dam (Copco 2) fell last week. The Copco 2 Dam is the smallest of the four hydroelectric dams on the Klamath that will be removed. These dams have blocked salmon, steelhead, and other species from completing their migrations and accessing hundreds of miles of habitat essential to their life histories. Once this project is complete, however, some 400 miles of restored habitat will be available and give these runs a chance for recovery.