The Klamath Basin Monitoring Program facilitates the coordination and implementation of water quality monitoring in support of the stewardship, protection, and restoration of all beneficial uses within the Klamath River watershed, with the ultimate goal of restoring water quality. Learn More
KBMP Mtg. Countdown
Blue-Green Algae Map
No reaches of the Klamath Basin are currently posted
All Rivers- Green
Learn more about fish health and KFHAT
Job Opening- TNC Director of Freshwater Programs
February 22, 2017- The Nature Conservancy is hiring for their Portland office. Applications due by 3/13/17.
2016 Fall Chinook Megatable Released
February 17, 2017- 2016 Klamath fall Chinook salmon run-size estimated to be lowest on record, going back to 1978, per CDFW report.
The Eternal Squeeze: Klamath Basin Water
February 13, 2017- Battles over water sent to fish in 2001 in court again as another court rules for more water for fish in 2017.
Reclamation to Release Water Below Iron Gate Dam to Address Fish Health Concerns
February 10, 2017- Pulse flow begins 2/10 at noon, ramps up to 9,600 cfs for 24 hours, ramp down over three days.
Court Orders Extra Water to Protect Salmon
February 8, 2017- Low flows in Klamath River cause irrparable harm to juvenile salmon, court rules for pulse flow and other actions.
Spring KBMP Meeting Agenda Released
February 6, 2017- The agenda is now available for the March 15th-16th meeting in Klamath, CA at the Yurok Tribe Community Room
Judge to Order Feds, Tribes to Work Together on new Klamath River Flow Plan
January 30,2017- Expected order sides with tribes regarding low flows and higher than allowed juvenile disease rates.
Grazing Halted to Study Impacts on Oregon Spotted Frog
January 30, 2017- Grazing on 68,000 acres in Fremont-Winema National Forest temporarily halted.
Klamath Farmers Look for Compensation for 16 Year-Old Irrigation Cuts
January 30, 2017- Cut off of irrigation water for fish during drought was federal taking without compensation.
Third Oregon Climate Assessment Report Outlines Acute Risks to State
January 24, 2017- New report documents threats such as erosion, flooding, wildfires, and decreased snowpack.
USGS Estimates Nutrient and Suspended Sediment Loads into Upper Klamath Lake
January 24, 2017- State-of-the-art science estimates phosphorous and suspended sediment loads using continuous monitoring data.
River Restoration Northwest Symposium- February 7th-9th
January 10, 2017- Three days of talks, including a session on the Klamath! Registration here for this symposium at Skamania Lodge in Washington.
CA's Citizen Scientist 2017 Calendar Released
January 10, 2017- State Water Resources Control Board releases their annual Citizen Scientist Calendar of events, activities, and other great links.
Bird and Vegetation Monitoring Report Card for Trinity River
Using New Technology to Pinpoint Water Contamination Sources
December 29, 2016- New DNA-based technique determines source of bacterial contamination.
PNW to Roll Out Columbia Basin Salmonid Mapping Tool
The Open and Transparent Water Data Act
December 29, 2016- Future CA water funding will require data sharing, transparency, documentation, and quality control.
Salmonid Restoration Federation Announces 35th Conference
December 21, 2016- "Restoring Watersheds and Rebuilding Salmon Runs" at the March 29-April 1, 2017 conference.
Project Maps Aquatic DNA Across the West
EPA Releases Draft Recreational HAB Toxin Criteria
December 14, 2016- Links to EPA website here for proposed notice, fact sheet, and draft criteria to protect human health.
Spring KBMP Meeting on March 15th-16th in Klamath, CA
December 9, 2016- The Yurok Tribe will be hosting the 20th KBMP General Meeting. More info here.
Scientists Working on 1st Major Map of All Aquatic Species in Western US
November 28, 2016- Collection of Environmental DNA samples would provide unprescedented view into biodiversity.
KBMP Fall 2016 Meeting Presentations Available
November 22, 2016- Presentations from the recent, and previous meetings, can be reviewed here.
Will Klamath River Salmon Thrive Again After Dams are Gone?
November 22, 2016- Dam removal is only one part of restoring a river and its inhabitants.
Dam Removal Case Studies
October 20th, 2016- Six dam removal case studies on the fiscal, economic, environmental, and social benefits of dam removal.
USBR Releases Draft EIR on Long-Term Plan to Protect Adult Salmon in the Lower Klamath River
October 14, 2016- Open house and public hearing scheduled. Comments due on draft EIR by Dec 5th.
KBMP Fall Meeting Agenda Released
New Technology Helps Pinpoint Sources of Water Contamination
October 6, 2016- PhyloChip can detect presence of 60,000 species of bacteria, better than traditional sampling.
No Going Back: A CalTrout Video on Fish and Farming
September 21, 2016- A story about creating fish abundance in a working agricultural landscape. Video- 12 minutes.
Tribes, Feds Discussing Solution to Klamath River Salmon Infections
September 6, 2016- Karuk and Yurok Tribes to work with feds on flow changes to protect salmon, hold off on lawsuit.
UC Test Projects Help Scott Valley Rancher Conserve Water
September 1, 2016- To address water conflict, ranchers' center-pivot irrigation improves yields, uses less water.
Scott Valley Pioneers Instream Flow and Groundwater Management
August 26, 2016- New flow and groundwater activities could set an example for balanced use in California.
Feds, Tribes React to Trinity Water Releases
August 26, 2016- Supplamental flows will extend into late September to protect fall salmon run.
Reclamation to Release Additional Water from Trinity Reservoir
August 24, 2016- Flows will supplement Lower Klamath River. Environmental documents also released here.
Tribal Consortium Seeks Input on Upper Klamath Water Quality Improvement Plan
August 23, 2016- The Klamath Tribal Water Quality Consortium has released its non-regulatory Upper Klamath Basin Nonpoint Source Pollution Assessment and Management Program Plan for public comment. Comments due September 18, 2016.
Ich Found in Klamath River
August 19, 2016- Latest sampling by Yurok Tribe finds severely infected fish. See the latest technical memo here.
California Water Quality Monitoring Council Releases Harmful Algal Bloom Portal