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Unread 06-26-2006, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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Default Klamath Falls Waterfall?

As often as I've heard the name Klamath Falls, I have not once heard mention of a Waterfall. With the town having the name Klamath Falls, I'm thinking the Falls are impressive but am I missing something? Can anyone give us information on the Falls?
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Unread 06-26-2006, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Pahoa Hawaii
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It's my understanding a low dam was built on the falls about 100 years ago for electric generation, covering them up.
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Unread 06-29-2006, 07:47 AM
 
Location: Zed Zed Nine, Plural Zed Alpha
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I thought it was name after that time when old Bill Klamath did a faceplant.

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Unread 11-11-2007, 04:45 PM
 
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Default Klamath Falls' falls

The falls are/were on the Link River, which flows out of Upper Klamath Lake.

There is a nice trail along the river, called the Link River Nature Trail. I think the parking lot is on Fremont Avenue, though it's been a few years since I've been there. Good place for bird watching, especially pelicans.

If you walk down the trail you will see the dam that backs up the river, which covers the falls. Downstream there are a lot of boulders and smaller rapids though.

So the falls are covered but there are still some rapids downstream.
The falls were not that big to begin with, maybe 10'-15' based on photos. I think there is a large photo in City Hall.

So in answer to whether there are still falls in Klamath Falls, the answer is yes AND no.
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Unread 11-11-2007, 05:44 PM
 
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There are exatly three "falls" in Klamath Falls.

1.) The water system in the lake next to Veterans Park.
2.) The little waterfall in downtown where Main Street splits.
3.) The water fountain also located in downtown.





OK, so the thing in the lake isn't actually a "falls", but that's what I first thought when I saw it.
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Unread 08-03-2010, 06:21 PM
 
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There are exatly three "falls" in Klamath Falls.

1.) The water system in the lake next to Veterans Park.
2.) The little waterfall in downtown where Main Street splits.
3.) The water fountain also located in downtown.





OK, so the thing in the lake isn't actually a "falls", but that's what I first thought when I saw it.
If those are included, there is another "falls" on the corner of South 6th and Patterson near Big R. I used to pass it frequently while living in the South Suburbs growing up. Granted that is just outside city limits, but it's there.
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Unread 08-03-2010, 06:39 PM
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Location: The beautiful Rogue Valley
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If those are included, there is another "falls" on the corner of South 6th and Patterson near Big R. I used to pass it frequently while living in the South Suburbs growing up. Granted that is just outside city limits, but it's there.
I've often wondered what that "falls" is. It looks ... Industrial, almost, and it's rarely running. Is it related to the A canal somehow?
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Unread 08-06-2010, 11:36 AM
 
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The original falls the town was renamed after is still there. It was never impressive, perhaps 4' high, but it is located roughly across from the power substation on the Link River, West side, and appears as a series of ripples, since the dam was built on the river.

There are some pictures in the Klamath County museum that give a better idea of what it used to look like. Early on, just above the falls was one of the best places for people to ford the river.

The Baldwin was build within sight of the falls, on purpose.
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