KBMP Vision

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

Real-Time Data

Link to Real-Time WQ Map


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Blue-Green Algae Map

BGA Tracker 201701228

BGA Tracker-

The Klamath River from Weitchpec to Tully Creek is currently posted

Fish Health

 Readiness Level

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The Rich History of American Rivers

February 18, 2018- NPR podcast discusses how rivers have changed the way American's live, work, and play.

Tribes Seek Higher Water Levels for Upper Klamath Lake

February 14, 2018- Lawsuit notice filed, possibility of extinction level event cited

Linthicum Drafts Bill to Defund Dam Removal

February 14, 2018- Oregon senator introduces bill to prevent PacifiCorp customers from being charged for dam removal.

Water Claims and Confrontations: Irrigators Say State Shows Lack of Support

February 8, 2018- Many questions remain about adjudication, the 2018 water year, and the evaluation of water claims.

Commissioners Delay Making Drought Decision

February 7, 2018- Drought declaration delayed; timing benefits to help irrigators when they need it most.

Annual Return of C'waam Ceremony

February 3, 2018- Return of Lost River Sucker to the Sprague River an important tradition for The Klamath Tribes.

Devestating Summer for Water Users Predicted

February 2, 2018- Current warm and dry winter leave Klamath County commissioners worried about drought.

Klamath Fish Health Workshop on April 3rd in Ashland

January 30, 2018- Presentations on fish health, research, and collaboritive monitoring. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

IFRMP Releases Plan Vision for Klamath River Restoration

January 8, 2018- The collaborative Integrated Fisheries Restoration and Monitoring Plan (IFRMP) releases their Plan Vision.

Interior Secretary Nixes Water Agreement: Tribes, Upper Basin Irrigators React

January 3, 2018- The Upper Klamath Basin Comprehensive Agreement (UKBCA) has been terminated.

Legal or Not, Cannabis Takes a Toll on Nor Cal Watersheds

January 2, 2018- Across the Trinity River and beyond, creeks are drying up and cannabis is to blame.

New Klamath Tracking and Accounting Program Watershed Report

December 15, 2017- KTAP summarizes results from 92 recent restoration projects in 2016 Watershed Report.

KBMP Meeting Presentations Available

November 28, 2017- PDF's of presentations from the latest KBMP meeting are available for viewing here.

Klamath Dam Removal Group Hosting Public Meetings

November 9, 2017- Open House meetings scheduled on 11/7 (Klamath Falls), 11/8 (Yreka), and 11/9 (Eureka). 

KBMP Agenda for November 14-15th Meeting in Klamath Falls, OR

October 9, 2017- The agenda for KBMP's next meeting is now available. Please RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if attending.

After Its Dams Came Down, a River is Reborn

October 4, 2017- The story of the Elwha River, unleashed.

Klamath River Renewal Corporation Releases CEQA & 401 Certification Document

October 3, 2017- KRRC has submitted a technical support document for the Lower Klamath Project.

No Fishery Relief Funds Again in Congress' $1.2T Spending Bill

September 19, 2017- Despite fisheries disaster declaration, no funding was allocated to support suffering fishermen and tribes. 

Klamath Tribes Issue WQ Report for August

September 15, 2017- Summary of August WQ in Agency Lake and UKL: die off of adult suckers, cyanobacteria bloom, and other issues.

Blue-Green Algae Blooms Worsen Throughout the Basin

September 1, 2017- Newest data shows increasing microcystin concentrations from Upper Klamath Lake to the Estuary. See BGA page for details and PLEASE, AVOID SWIMMING IN THE MAINSTEM KLAMATH until further notice. NEWS RELEASE UPDATE (9/21/17)

Fires Rage Across the Klamath Basin

8/31/17- Regional wildfire map shows increasing fire danger across the basin. Be safe everyone!

Karuk Tribe Seeks to List Klamath River Salmon as Endangered

August 21, 2017- Spring Chinook have been found to be genetically distinct from fall Chinook. Karuk Tribe will petition for listing.

One Fish, Two Fish: Ancient DNA May Rrewrite the Life Story of Spring Chinook

August 17, 2017- New research identifies key genetic difference between spring and fall Klamath Chinook. Article and research paper.

Job Opportunity- Water Project Coordinator for Trout Unlimited in So. OR

August 17, 2017- Trout Unlimited is hiring. Help conserve and recover Oregon's native salmon, trout, and riverine ecosystems.

Integrated Fisheries Restoration and Monitoring Plan Synthesis Report

August 15, 2017- The newly released IFRMP Synthesis Report will help wisely allocate funds to support effective restoration.

Klamath Basin Students Head to Chile for Dialog on Dams

August 14, 2017- Students from both countries share solidarity and tour of rivers with dams in mind.

The Latest Water Argument: The WOTUS Rule

August 9, 2017- Jefferson Public Radio hosts a 22 minute discussion of the fate of Waters of the United States rule.

Toxic Waste From US Pot Farms Alarms Experts

August 7, 2017- Illegal marijuana farms pollution is far worse than previously thought

Rios to Rivers: Klamath and Chilean Youth's Three-Week Journey Down Klamath

August 3, 2017- Fifty teens and mentors paddle from the upper basin to the mouth to raise awareness for their respective rivers.

Spring Chinook Salmon hit 2nd Lowest Population Size in 20 Years

August 1, 2017- Once numbering in the hundreds of thousands, last week's Salmon River dive found only 110 Spring-run Chinook.

Officials: Bill would End Trinity Fish Disease Preventive Flows, County Water Right

July 31, 2017- US House bill would redirect more Trinity River water to Central Valley irrigators, override recent court rulings.

All About Algae: The Good and Bad in Upper Klamath Lake

July 31, 2017- A primer on cyanobacteria and Upper Klamath Lake. History, monitoring, and what to do next.

How Farming Inside Wildlife Refuges is Transforming Klamath Basin Agriculture

July 27, 2017- Part three of a three part series on the wildlife refuges in the Klamath Basin. 21 minute audio overview of series.

Birds Take Backseat to Fish, Farms in the Klamath Basin

July 26, 2017- First of a three part series on the wildlife refuges in the Klamath Basin. 

What Happens to Birds When Wildlife Refuges Dry Up?

July 26, 2017- Second of a three part series on the wildlife refuges in the Klamath Basin.

Klamath River Renewal Project: Field Activity Advisory

July 11, 2017- Summary of planned field activities for 2017.

Copco Reservoir Posted for Blue-Green Algae

July 7, 2017- Copco Reservoir was posted at the Warning Tier 1 level based on microcystin toxins found on June 25th. See results and press release

Salmon River Dive and 9th Spring-run Chinook Symposium, July 25-28

July 7, 2017- Spring Chinook training and dive 25th-26th, Symposium on 27th, field tours on 28th. Symposium registration and agenda.

Public Review Draft of IFRMP Synthesis Report Available for Comments

June 7, 2017- Comments on the Integrated Fisheries Restoration and Monitoring Plan being accepted until July 7th.

Blue-Green Algae Health Advisory Issued for an Area of Upper Klamath Lake

June 7, 2017- Blue-green algae toxins exceed Oregon thresholds at Eagle Lake County Park. 

Veterinarian Reference for Blue-Green Algae Released

May 23, 2017- A fact sheet is now available for vets to understand, diagnose, treat, and report blue-green algae illnesses.

Beaver Dam Analogue Workshop in Scott Valley: June 19th - 22nd

May 22, 2017- Learn the theory and practice of restoring rivers, streams, and floodplains at this upcoming training.

Klamath Tribes Call for Agreement Termination

May 19, 2017- Termination is requested due to unmet stipulations in the Upper Klamath Basin Comprehensive Agreement. 

Nearly Half of CA's Native Salmon on Track to be Extinct within 50 Years

May 17, 2017- Important study highlights threats to salmonids, including climate change, dams, agriculture, and urbanization. 

USBR Releases Long-Term Plan to Protect Adult Salmon in Lower Klamath

April 21, 2017- Final Environmental Impact Statement issued to guide response to prevent future fish die-offs.

OWRD Responds to Tribes' Call on Water

April 18, 2017- Call for water on Sprague and Williamson Rivers protects instream flows needed to replenish riparian habitat.

Coho Enhancement Fund and Habitat Restoration Program Open House

April 14, 2017- Open house planned for discuss RFP, eligibilty, application, etc. on May 10 in Yreka.

USBR Releases 2017 Annual Operations Plan for Klamath Project

April 11, 2017- Annual Operations Plan describes expected water supply, irrigation, conservation, and operations. 

Fisheries Managers Close 200 Miles of West Coast to Salmon Fishing

April 11, 2017- Record low run of Klamath chinook results in total salmon closure from Port Orford, OR to Eureka, CA.  

USGS Releases Interactive Map for Historic Water Quality Trends

April 11, 2017- Map reveals long term trends for water quality in our nations rivers and streams over the last four decades.

Klamath River Salmon Season Faces Closure due to 'Unprecedented' Forecast

March 27, 2017- Sport and commercial salmon fishing could be completely closed due to projections of the lowest return on record.

KBMP Spring 2017 Meeting in Klamath, CA on March 15th and 16th

March 14, 2017- Agenda includes 15 talks, field trip to Terwer Creek restoration site. 

Ocean Salmon Fishery Closures Proposed to Protect Klamath River Fish

March 14, 2017- Advisory panel sees the worst outlook for fisheries that depend on Klamath since 2008.

Klamath River Dam Removal Plan on Track as Administration Shifts

March 3, 2017- Despite uncertainty, the removal of four dams on the Klamath is still on schedule for a 2020 demolition.

Job Opening- Willamette Partnership Project Manager

March 3, 2017- Now hiring for a Clean Water Project Manager for Willamette Partnership's Portland office. Job posting here, closing on 4/1/17.

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

January 10, 2017- The Klamath Bird Observatory and Trinity River Restoration Program summarized restoration progress using this unique and easy to understand report card.

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

December 29, 2016- Innovative online mapping software will track salmonid populations. Press Release and Map

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

12/20/16- A USFS team examines water samples for environmental DNA to identify what aquatic species lives upstream

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

October 6th, 2016- Meeting in Yreka, CA on November 9th and 10th. Agenda and details. RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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

August 18, 2016- New website features map based reporting and cyanobacteria information. Press Release and Fact Sheet.

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