Are the feds risking endangered salmon for fries and potato chips?

Last fall, following a 20-year campaign led by tribal organizers, the federal government ordered the removal of four dams on the Klamath River, which flows from Oregon to California. These dams have prevented the river’s salmon from swimming upstream to spawn for almost a century.

The dams will be gone by next year, but now the salmon, including endangered coho, face a renewed threat from farther upstream. Tribal nations say the decision to reduce water flow on the Klamath “has more to do with potatoes than it does fish.”

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