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The people of Siskiyou County, State of California, hereby request the U.S. Congress to pass legislation blocking the Secretary of the Interior from making any determination for the removal of hydro-electric dams on the Klamath River for the following reasons:
FACTS EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW~!! http://www.klamathbasincrisis.org/tribes/letters/CohoResearchwaddell102909.doc
A very special thanks for the above document to Jim Waddell, a Karuk Tribal Member and past 50 year Klamath River resident.
FACT - The California Department of Fish and Game, in their July 2004 Scientific Report on the August-September 2002 Klamath River Fish Kill, implied that the Klamath River Dams are the most desired mitigated criteria to protect the annual salmon and steelhead migration habitat for safe river passage to lay eggs sustaining future generations of fish sustenance takes.
FACT - Dam removal will expose Shasta People's, Burial, Spiritual and Ceremonial grounds and villages which are currently protected by reservoirs behind the dams that are earmarked for removal. By exposing said sacred sites, the KBRA/KHSA agreements will lay waste to Shasta Human remains to be lost or horrifically put on display.
FACT - Ingestion of Klamath Lake's Blue-Green Algae pills since the early 1990's has not killed anyone yet. In Puritan's Pride fall 2009 vitamin catalog on page 86 they advertise, "Klamath Lake Blue Green Algae 500mg capsules."
FACT - In August 1855 at a campsite near the confluence of the Klamath River and KlamathLake, Lt. Henry L. Abbott, Corps of Topographical Engineers made an entry into his expedition journal, "the water taken from the lake had a dark color and disagreeable taste, occasioned apparently by decayed tule."
FACT - On August 16, 1855, Lt. Abbott wrote, "the taste of the water was so disagreeable that several vain attempts were made to discover a spring in the vicinity."
FACT - Hydro-electric energy is 10 times cheaper than wind energy, and 20 times cheaper than solar.
FACT - Hydro-electric energy adjusts output almost instantly to compensate for peak demands. Wind and solar can not.
FACT - Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement transfers fishing rights from the Shasta People to neighboring Tribes without due process or cooperation and coordination with the Shasta People.
FACT - The U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Energy and Interior, and their agents, have neglected to cooperate and coordinate with the Shasta People during the planning of this proposed Klamath River dam removal and ancillary activities.
This information comes from:
Siskiyou County Water Users Association
Treasure trove of info on hydro-electric dam removal
News video on congressional action
Siskiyou County Water Users Assn video 3 min
global warming effects on Salmon 7 min.
Coho history 5 ½ min.
3 ½ min Video 2 dam 41 Rogue River removal
6.5 min fish kill Video dam 50 2002 Klamath fish kill
Video Dam 201 4.5 min NASA andNMFS data
Last updated by John Galt May 26, 2012.