THE NORTH COAST, Calif. (KIEM) Klamath basin tribes are have been preparing for what they hope will be the restoration and resilience of the Klamath River. With the anticipated removal of four dams, boosting the salmon population. Tribal members of the Yurok, Hoopa, and Karuk kicked off the annual Klamath Salmon Run. It is a 340-mile relay from the mouth of the Klamath River to its headwaters. The tribally organized four-day relay races through the pre-dam migratory path of salmon. Organizers say this year’s run celebrates the pending removal of the dams and the tribes recovering their role as caretakers of the river. 

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