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January 11, 2023
Copco Lake Fire Chief Francis Gill, property and store owner, responds to Siskiyou County Water Users Association President Richard Marshall in this 10 minute video about the resulting devastation following Klamath dam destruction,
After Klamath dam destruction, salmon are “...going to go over low running waterfall that’s 30-40’ tall; it doesn’t seem possible to me...” Copco Lake Fire Chief Francis Gill, property and store owner, responds to Siskiyou County Water Users Association President in this 10 minute video about the resulting annihilation.
Presently we have a “wonderful ecosystem for a huge variety of animals and plants...fire suppression water...series of lakes...home for all of us...(last summer) without the lake, fires would have jumped the river and burned (hundreds more acres)...” The last time KRRC (Klamath dam destruction group) came out several years ago (and) asked residents what they wanted done post dam destruction: ‘would you like a park?, or would you like walkways’...I don’t feel like an attempt was made...to contact the fire department about the fire suppression issues...we feel ignored out there in all aspects, especially our right to speak about how we feel about what they are doing.”
”Glen Spain (Regional Director and attorney for PCFFA/Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen) said, ‘It’s not about the salmon’ “
There are more truths in this short but incredibly powerful video about impacts to our local community....
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