The sediment chart below is a
brief on the 20
million (20,000,000!) cubic
yards of sediment debris captured
behind the four Klamath River dams that will be
released with dam removal.
On October 20, 2011, at a
Department of Interior (DOI) event, Oregon
Senator Doug Whitsett stated for public record
that the Federal
Energy Commission estimated that 20,000,000
cubic yards has accumulated behind the four dams.
The draft Environmental
Impact Statement does not appear to mitigate
20,000,000 cubic yards of sediment.
amount of sediment is equal to approximately 2,000,000
ten yard dump truck loads of silt, sediment and
organic muck not
to mention possible hazardous
levels of Chromium-6as
found in the recent dam removal on the Rogue
River in Southern Oregon!
Said chart indicates the possible
damages in a profile graph regarding the
potential depth of the sediment debris that will
effect the anadromous fish and salmon egg redds
spawning habitat on the Klamath River from River
Mile 190 (RM) (about 6 feet in depth) at Iron
Gate Dam, to the Pacific Ocean, RM 00 (at a
depth of about 0.5 feet) if and when the
proposed dams are breached.
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