KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – A walking history tour of Link River will be offered at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, by the Klamath County Museum.
The walk will focus on river bed features exposed by the low water level of Upper Klamath Lake at this time of year.
“Link River was heavily altered nearly a century ago to control water levels in Upper Klamath Lake,” said museum manager Todd Kepple. “Those changes had a profound impact on the lake, and continue to affect water issues to this day.”
Upper Klamath Lake’s water level was naturally controlled by a series of basalt reefs in Link River. Construction of a dam in 1920-21 allowed for storage of more water in the lake, while the cutting of trenches in one of the reefs allowed for more water to be drawn from the lake.
Saturday’s walk will begin at Putnam Point at the north end of Link River, off Lakeshore Drive. It is free and open to anyone interested.
The walk will cover about one mile, and will last about an hour. Dogs on leashes are welcome.
For more information contact the Klamath County Museum at (541) 882-1000.
Press release provided from the Klamath County Museum.