The largest dam removal in history stirs hopes of restoring California tribes’ way of life

By Ian James
LA Times
October 5, 2023

At first, the dead floated downstream a few at atime. Then they came by the hundreds, and then the thousands.

For mile after mile, the Klamath River was filled with tens of thousands of dead salmon. As Annelia Hillman paddled a canoe with a friend one September day 21 years ago, her heart sank when she saw the carcasses floating past. She and other members of the Yurok Tribe say they will never forget the stench of deat

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