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Date: Feb 04, 2023

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Rhiannon Johnson · CBC News · Posted: Feb 04, 2023 1:00 AM PST | Last Updated: February 4

Brook Thompson grew up along the shores of the Klamath River in Northern California, where her family would spend their summers camping and catching salmon.

"It's where I got a lot of connection about my culture and my family history," said Thompson, 27, a member of the Yurok and Karuk tribes, to Unreserved host Rosanna Deerchild.

The Klamath River, which flows from Oregon through Northern California and is part of the Yurok and Karuk traditional territory, once provided a bountiful supply of salmon in its cool, clear waters. But since 1918, salmon populations along the river have been declining and habitats have disappeared as six hydroelectric dams were built.

In 2002, when Thompson was seven, she witnessed the most devastating fish kill in the history of her people. According to a report from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 34,000 salmon died. The cause of death was a parasite able to spread through the warm, stagnant water, due in large part to the low flow from a nearby dam.


Date: 2/28/2023

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What happens when you release 170 billion liters of water? Engineers and biologists are working on strategies to release water and tons of accumulated sediment without damaging the species they are trying to save. More than 1,000 hectares of land will be uncovered, and tribal crews are already at work collecting more than 90,000 kilograms of native seeds that will be needed to revegetate the landscape.

REPORTER, PHOTOGRAPHER AND VIDEO EDITORMatt DibbleANIMATION AND GRAPHICSMark SandeenWEB DESIGN/DEVELOPMENTDino Beslagic, Stephen MekoshSPECIAL THANKSMia Bush, Michelle Quinn, Scott Stearns, and the interview contributors who took time to share their stories with usDRONE FOOTAGEMichael Wier / CalTrout


January 26, 2023

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Colorado River: As the Bureau of Reclamation’s Jan. 31st deadline looms for ‘fixing’ the massive problems on the Colorado River, three winners have been announced in the contest to re-engineer Glen Canyon Dam to reconnect the Colorado River through Glen Canyon and Grand Canyon. The contest, called “Rewilding The Colorado River” — at the website – was an outgrowth of the “Dam the Status Quo” contest sponsored by former Nevada State Senator and current Clark County Commissioner, Tick Segerblom.

The winning white papers were submitted by Brook M Thompson, M.S. Stanford University, Ph.D. Student UC Santa Cruz; Sarah Gerot, Geological Engineering Student at Colorado School of Mines; and by co-authors C. Crosby, C. Stultz, K. Pederson, N. Botvin.

The proposals are posted here: Brook Thompson,

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