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.
The facility was constructed in 1947 and is the principal source of water for the Klamath Project. Link River Dam, at the outlet of Upper Klamath Lake, serves as the headwaters for the Link River which flow into Lake Ewauna then transitions into the Klamath River. 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.
Just west of Klamath Falls, OR
Upper Klamath Lake
National ID Number
Volume of Dam Construction Materials
2200 cu yd
Hydraulics & Hydrology
Total Water Storage at Elevation
735000.0 acre-ft at 4143.3
Spillway Capacity at Elevation
13000.0 cfs at 4143.3
Outlet Works Capacity at Elevation
3000.0 cfs at 4143.3 ft
3800 sq mi
Maximum Water Surface Elevation
Organization: Pacific Power and Light Company (PacificCorp) Address: 19305 Dagett Road City: Hornbrook, CA 96044 Phone: 530-459-2003
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