Removal of Copco No. 2 Dam Complete, Restoring Klamath River Flows

The Klamath River flows freely through Ward Canyon in Siskiyou County for the first time in 98 years. Photos by Shane Anderson of Swiftwater Films

Press release from the Klamath River Renewal Corporation:

This week, crews put the final touches on the removal of the Copco No. 2 Dam and its diversion infrastructure. Removal of the dam structure was completed in September, and crews spent the last month removing the remaining diversion infrastructure, grading the river channel, and performing erosion control. This work prepares the river canyon for consistent river flows, likely commencing within 30 days, which the canyon hasn’t seen in 98 years.  Currently, flows in the canyon are fluctuating due to work being done to prepare Copco No. 1 for drawdown. 

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