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Klamath River releases scheduled for Boat Dance Ceremony

Increased flows to begin Sept. 8 and continue through Sept. 16; public urged to take safety precautions on or near the river while flows are increased

Media Contact: Mary Lee Knecht 916-978-5100
For Release: Sep 7, 2022
Public Notice for Klamath River Public Notice for Klamath River

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The Bureau of Reclamation, in coordination with PacifiCorp, will increase water releases from Link River Dam to the lower Klamath River in support of the Yurok Tribe’s boat dance as part of its World Renewal Ceremony on Sept. 11 near Weitchpec, California.

Water released at Link River Dam will increase from 700 cubic feet per second to approximately 1,500 cfs beginning Sept. 8 with flows at Iron Gate Dam increasing from approximately 1,000 up to 2,100 cfs on Sept. 9. These increased flows will take about 48 hours from Iron Gate Dam to reach the ceremony site downriver. Releases at Iron Gate Dam will begin gradually decreasing on Sept. 10 with flows throughout the Klamath River returning to previous levels by Sept. 16.

Ceremony participants and the public who plan to visit the Klamath River during this time are advised to take appropriate safety measures.

For more information visit or contact the Klamath Basin Area Office at or 541-883-6935 (TTY 800-877-8339).

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