Our Klamath Basin
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The 1992 Biological Opinion developed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service (USFWS) states – "the construction of the Sprague River dam near
Chiloquin effectively blocked approximately 95% (70 river miles) of the
potential spawning range of the Lost River and shortnose suckers in Upper
This is a few hundred yards upriver from
Chiloquin Dam, where spawning habitat is blocked
off. According to fish biologist Dave Vogel,""Fish
passage at Chiloquin Dam was the primary reason the suckers
were listed as endangered in 1988 and, in our opinion, is the
primary factor limiting recovery of the species."
article on consensus to remove dam.
Irrigation District: Trading a dam for a pump station, H&N, posted
7/22/13. “We felt like we had an agreement
with the Tribes,” Long said. “We didn’t think they would call on our
water. But we were wrong.”
Klamath Tribes shut off water to Modoc Point Irrigation District despite the
fact it is not producing more water for the 10's of thousands of
"endangered" suckers, and despite the fact they made a deal when Modoc ID
supported Chiloquin dam removal to help suckers recover "90%."