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

Blue-Green Algae Map

BGA Tracker 20171120

BGA Tracker-

Copco Reservoir, Iron Gate Reservoir, and the Klamath River from Iron Gate to the Brown Bear River Access Point, and from Weitchpec to Tully Creek are all currently posted

Fish Health

 Readiness Level

 Green fish

All Rivers- Green
Learn more about fish health and KFHAT

2014 News

Atmospheric Rivers to Soak N. California as Climate Warms
December 30, 2014- Atmospheric rivers to be twice as frequent in Northern California by 2100.

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Spring 2015 KBMP Meeting: Save the Date and Call for Speakers/Posters
December 16, 2014- Mark your calendars and email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." target="_blank">Randy if you would like to present.

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Atmospheric River Coming?: See Flow Forecast for Your River
December 8, 2014- Two great NOAA websites predict atmospheric rivers and impacts of rain + snowmelt on river flows.

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Hope Runs Deep: Conservation Solutions for Salmon in Shasta Valley
December 2, 2014- The Nature Conservancy's 'Story Mapprovides great information and context for salmon restoration efforts.

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Shaping Water Storage in California
November 24, 2014- With Prop 1 passed and billions available for water storage, how should CA prioritize storage projects?

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Presentations Now Available from KBMP Fall Meeting
November 14, 2014- KBMP General Meeting presentations and agenda are available.

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Water and Drought Online Seminar Series
November 3rd, 2014- Find timely and relevant expertise on water and drought in this collection of great videos.

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A Worse Future Beckons Without Water Settlement
November 2nd, 2014- Herald and News opinion piece on the Klamath Basin Settlement Process.

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3rd Annual Hyampom Salmon Gathering, Saturday November 1st
October 30th, 2014- Join in for an amazing day of learning and outdoor tours in the beautiful Hyampom Valley. More Information.

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Agenda Now Available for KBMP Fall Meeting, November 5th and 6th in Yreka
October 21st, 2014- The twice a year KBMP General Meeting is free and we hope you can attend. Agenda and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Open House at Shasta Big Springs Ranch, October 17th and 18th near Yreka
October 14th, 2014- Come see salmon spawning and learn how they can coexist with cattle. See the flyer, interactive tour, and Salmon Camera.

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Coping With Drought- Roundtable and Training in Yreka, October 22nd
October 14th, 2014- Learn about the drought and efforts watershed groups and others can take to prepare. See the flyer and website.

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Coho Rescue in Scott River Makes National News
October 14th, 2014- ABC's Nightline was on hand to document efforts to rescue and relocate coho salmon in the Scott River.

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Flows Increased From Iron Gate Reservoir to Reduce Ich Outbreak
October 6th, 2014- US Bureau of Reclamation to increase flows for 10 days to reduce impact of parasite outbreak.

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Recovery Plan for Coho in Northern CA and Southern OR Released
October 2nd, 2014- NOAA Fisheries releases plan to restore coho populations to healthy levels.

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Biologists Identify Pot Gardens as a Salmon Threat
October 2nd, 2014- Illegal water withdrawals, road building, and pesticides cited as threats to salmon extinction.

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Ich Infection Continues in Lower Klamath River Basin
September 29th, 2014- Crews continue to examine adult salmon but no mortality events reported yet.
Read the latest draft memo and meeting highlights.

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Living and Working with Beavers Workshop - Oct. 14-15 in Chiloquin, OR
September 29th, 2014- Learn about beavers and their role in shaping rivers and healthy ecosystems at this free workshop.

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Klamath Basin Forecast to See Little Rain this Fall
September 29th, 2014- Drought outlook forecast to continue for Klamath Basin. Article and Drought Monitor Forecast.

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Drawdown of PacifiCorp's Klamath Reservoirs to Aid Response to Drought
September 25th, 2014- PacifiCorp agrees to make 20,000 acre-feet of water available to users in the basin.

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Fish Killing Parasite Spreads Further up Klamath River
September 22nd, 2014- Ich parasite found on mid-Klamath for the first time. News report and KFHAT meeting highlights.

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Emergency Flow Release of 3400 cfs from Lewiston to start today at 10 am
September 16th, 2014- Flows increased to prevent disease outbreak for salmon in lower Klamath River. Press release.

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Regional Fires Continue to Grow
September 9th, 2014- Happy Camp and 790 Fire keep smoke in the Klamath Basin.

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Kokanee Salmon Die Off in Lewiston Reservoir
September 2nd, 2014- Thousands of dead juvenile salmon dead, possibly entrained in Trinity Dam intake due to low cold water pool.

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California Legislature Sends Groundwater Regulation Bills to Governor

September 2nd, 2014- Bills would regulate groundwater pumping in CA for first time. 

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Botulism Kills Thousands of Ducks at Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge
August 29th, 2014- Refuge has not gotten water since November. Article and video.

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Judge Rules in Favor of Trinity River Emergency Flows
August 27th, 2014- Central Valley Irrigators temporary restraining order denied by judge.

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Scott River Salmon Rescue Draws Attention from National News
August 25th, 2014- Effort to rescue and relocate coho salmon draws ABC's Nightline crew.

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Disease All Too Common in Juvenile Klamath Salmon
August 25th, 2014- New report documents greater than 75% infection rate in Klamath River juvenile chinook salmon.
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USBR to Release Additional Water to Supplement Flows in the Lower Klamath River
August 22nd, 2014- Releases on Trinity River to start on 8/23 with one day pulse on 8/25. 
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Jerry Brown, Democrats and Republicans Agree on CA Water Bond
August 15th, 2014- $7.5 billion water bond to appear on Nov. 4th ballot.
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Groundwater Aquifers Under Stress
August 15th, 2014- Families drill deeper to reach precious water reserves.

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Feds Visit Rivers to See Effects of Drought, Water Release Decision
August 15th, 2014- Federal officials meet with tribes and others on Trinity and Klamath Rivers.
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Huffman: Hoping For Rain Won't Save State's Salmon
August 13th, 2014- Local Congressman argues for more water for the Klamath/Trinity Rivers.

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PacifiCorp Reservoirs to be Drawn Down to Lessen Impact of Water Shortage in Reclamation's Klamath Project

August 12th, 2014- 20,000 acre feet of water will extend Klamath Project water supplies.
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Feds Cut Off Irrigation to Some Klamath Project Farms
August 6th, 2014- Decision comes after announcement that water won't be released to prevent fish kill on lower Klamath. See link here 
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Numerous Wildfires Burn in the Klamath Basin
August 4th, 2014- Late July lightning strikes continue to burn. For more information, check out USFS InciWeb for California and Oregon.
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California Breaks Drought Record as 58% of State Hits Driest Level
August 1st, 2014- More than 1/2 of the Golden State is now at the most severe level of drought. News Article and U.S. Drought Monitor info.
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Feds Say No to 
Water Releases to Prevent Fish Kill
July 31st, 2014- Water released in previous years to reduce the risk of a fish die off will be sent to the Sacramento River. See link here.
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Iron Gate Reservoir and Klamath River from Iron Gate to Estuary Posted for Toxic Blue-Green Algae
July 25th, 2014- Visible scums of toxic Microcystis aeruginosa were found in Iron Gate Reservoir on 7/23/2014. Public access points on the reservoir and mainstem Klamath were posted to protect public health.
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Learn How to Help Fish During a Drought 
July 25th, 2014- The Salmon River Restoration Council has released this informative brochure that can help you be more fish friendly when you use water. 
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Salmon River History Timeline

July 10th, 2014- Learn more about the local history of the Salmon River with the new multimedia Salmon River History Timeline: 1849- Present

 

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Congress Passes Bill to Fight Toxic Algae Blooms
June 25th, 2014- See news article here and bill text.
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Grant Opportunity for Non-Profits: Drought and Climate Change
June 25th, 2014- The U.S. EPA has announced funding for non-profits examining strategies to respond to water scarcity and drought due to climate change. Closing date August 5, 2014.
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 June 20th, 2014- Sampling on June 9th identified Anabaena cell counts exceed CA public health posting guidelines.  Read the memo here

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 June 19th, 2014- Find out here what actions resource managers are prioritizing for your watershed. 

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June 2nd, 2014- A new draft paper is available for pre-publication review and comments here
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Klamath Basin Water Recovery and Economic Restoration Act of 2014- Legislation Introduced in Senate

May 21st, 2014- Legislation was introduced today in the U.S. Senate that would put into law three comprehensive agreements crafted by a diverse group of stakeholders from throughout the Klamath River basin. See Bill Text, Bill Summary, and Press Release.
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2013 KHSA WQ Monitoring Report Issued

May 21st, 2014- The Klamath Hydroelectric Settlement Agreement (KHSA) Water Quality Monitoring Group has issued their 2013 Annual Report. This report summarizes results from the 2013 grab sampling data collection and available water quality probe data. Read the Report and Appendices.
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Voluntary Drought Initiative

May 15th, 2014- NOAA Fisheries and California Department of Fish and Wildlife are supporting a Voluntary Drought Initiative with water users in parts of the state where salmon and steelhead will be especially affected by drought. The Shasta and Scott Rivers are among the priority watersheds in this program. Follow the link to learn more about how landowners can participate to keep water instream.
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Presentations Available from Spring KBMP Meeting

May 7th, 2014- Presentations from Day 1 of KBMP's Spring Meeting are now available at the following link. Learn about some of the latest scientific studies in the basin.
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Historic Agreement Reached in Upper Klamath Basin

 

The Upper Klamath Basin Comprehensive Agreement between the Klamath Tribes and Upper Basin irrigators has been signed. Summary and Press Release
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