Friday, February 20, 2009
The Road to Gold Ray Dam
This is the single lane dirt road to the dam. At this point the road has widened considerably.
Upon further study, I find that there is a possibility that the dam will be removed in the next few years. There is an ongoing study of the silt that is held behind the 100+ year old dam. The silt could be many things including quite a bit of gold dust since this area was full of gold mines. If they find anything that could cause problems to the river, they will improve the fish ladder rather than removing the dam.If removed this will be the third dam removed from the Rogue River for the passage of spawning salmon.