Link River Diversion Dam


Link River Dam on Link River at the head of Klamath River and just west of Klamath Falls, Oregon, regulates flow from Upper Klamath Lake Reservoir.

This reservoir is a principal source of water for the project. The dam is a reinforced concrete slab structure with a height of 22 feet and a crest length of 435 feet.

The reservoir has a capacity of 873,000 acre-feet and is operated under contract by PacifiCorp, subject to Klamath Project direction.

Structural Height22.00 ft
Hydraulic Height (Normal Operating Depth at Dam)
Top Parapet (Elevation)
Spillway Crest Elevation
Crest Elevation4145 ft
Crest Length435 ft
Crest Width7 ft
Base Width12 ft
Volume of Dam Construction Materials2200 cu yd
Streambed at Dam Axis
Top of Exclusive Flood Control Pool (Elevation)
Top of Joint Use Pool (Elevation)
Top of Active Conservation Pool (Elevation)
Top of Inactive Conservation Pool (Elevation)
Top of Dead Storage Pool (Elevation)

Hydraulics & Hydrology
Total Water Storage at Elevation735000.0 acre-ft at 4143.3
Maximum Water Surface Elevation4146.2 ft
Normal Water Surface Elevation
Spillway Type
Auxiliary Spillway
Spillway Capacity at Elevation13000.0 cfs at 4143.3
Auxiliary Spillway Capacity at Elevation
Uncontrolled Spillway Capacity at Elevation
Outlet Works Capacity at Elevation3000.0 cfs at 4143.3 ft
Diversion Capacity at Elevation
Drainage Area3800 sq mi
Hydrometeorological Report (HMR)
Probable Maximum Flood (PMF) Report1981 Winter Storm

Contact Information
LinkKlamathBasin Office
Name Klamath Basin Area Office
Address  6600 Washburn Way
City/State Klamath Falls, Oregon
Main 541-883-6935

Last updated: Apr 07, 2009