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kla·math riv·er

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  1. Klamath, Klamath Rivernoun

    a river flowing southwest from Oregon through northern California to the Pacific Ocean


  1. Klamath River

    The Klamath River southwest through Oregon and northern California, cutting through the Cascade Range to empty into the Pacific Ocean. The river drains an extensive watershed of almost 16,000 square miles (41,000 km²) that stretches from the high desert country of the Great Basin to the temperate rainforest of the Pacific coast. The river is known for its basin's peculiar geography and has been called "a river upside down" by the National Geographic Society. The upper basin once contained vast freshwater marshes that provided habitat for thousands of migratory birds and other abundant wildlife; now most of it is developed, while the lower basin remains wild. It is the second largest river in California after the Sacramento River. Since the Klamath is important for fish migration on the Pacific coast south of the Columbia River, its rainbow trout have adapted to unusually high water temperatures and acidity levels compared to other rivers in the Pacific Northwest. The numerous trout and other fish were a major source of food for Native Americans, who have been living in the basin for at least 7,000 years. A few decades after fur trappers for the Hudson's Bay Company arrived in the 1820s—the first whites to come to the basin, establishing the Siskiyou Trail along the Klamath and Trinity Rivers into the Sacramento Valley—the natives were forced into reservations.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of klamath river in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of klamath river in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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  1. Frankie Myers:

    Right now, the Klamath River is full of dead and dying fish on the Yurok Reservation, this disease will kill most of the baby salmon in the Klamath, which will impact fish runs for many years to come. For salmon people, a juvenile fish kill is an absolute worst-case scenario.


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  • Betty Bloop
    Betty Bloop
    I wonder if the name Klamath evolved from the name "Kalama" from the man..John Kalama...( also a town bears his name)
    He was an early settler/employee of HBC...
    I'm sure this is a given to some ppl...
    ..but the idea finally "donged" on me! 
    LikeReply5 years ago

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