Pray for the Fish!
100 Year Prayer- October 25th, 2017
10:15am – Pacific Time
Wednesday, October 25th, 2017, marks the 100 year anniversary since the Copco 1 Dam, on the Klamath River, closed its gates and shut off Salmon and Steelhead to the entire Klamath Lake Basin and upper tributaries in Oregon.
Please join us tomorrow (Wednesday, October 25th at 10:00am) for a collective prayer for the Return of the Fish. We know all things come full circle and our battle for fish recovery is not only a Treaty Right, but necessary for eco-system and spiritual restoration!
The following information was provided to us by our lower Klamath River friends. Everyone please take a moment (Oct 25th) to join prayers for the “return of the fish”- as we continue this long battle to restore their presence in the upper basin and their abundance in the Klamath River.
Note: Copco 1 dam on the lower Klamath River in Oregon and Northern California, is one of four hydro dams that was built without the promised fish ladders. The river tribes and many others have been working for years towards dam removal and fish recovery. The four dams include: Iron Gate, Copco 1, Copco 2, JC Boyle.
Note taken from Snyder 1931 page 22 footnote:
The Williamson River and the entire Klamath Lake basin are now closed to the
migration of salmon and steelheads, the dam at Copco having become operative as a
barrier October 25, 1917, according to H. A. Frazer of the California Oregon Power
October 25, 2017 at 10:15am— People pray for sacred fish to return to their historic home