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

2015 News

Collapse of Deal to Remove Klamath Dams is a Bad Omen
December 30, 2015- Partisan politics in congress doom hard fought agreements.
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Klamath Basin Water Accords Crumble as Congress Fails to Act
December 21, 2015- Compromise on water solutions by stakeholders a non-starter for congress, bill will die.
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Oregon Congressional Delegation at Odds on Klamath Basin Bill
December 4, 2015- Walden introduces bill into House. Doesn't include dam removal, a non-starter for many. 
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Save the Date: Spring KBMP Meeting April 20-21 in Klamath Falls
December 2, 2015- Spring meeting to be held on Oregon Institute of Technology campus. Details to follow. 
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Presentations from KBMP Meeting Now Available
November 12, 2015- Presentations from the November 4-5th KBMP meeting available for viewing. 
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Salmon River Restoration Council Fall Newsletter Released
October 27, 2015- Fall 2015 newsletter highlights the conservation of California's wild spring Chinook. 
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Walden Drafting Bill to Resolve Klamath Basin Water Issues
October 15, 2015- Bill nearly ready for introduction in the House but details are still being worked out.
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Pooling Resources: Bull Trout Habitat Enhanced in Threemile Creek
October 13, 2015- Using a helicopter, the Klamath Basin Rangeland Trust and US Forest Service placed nearly 200 trees in the creek!
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This Former State Senator Thinks His Documentary Will Save a River
October 13, 2015-
 By telling a story, and the truth, Jason Atkinson wants to connect people to the Klamath River.
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Tribe Files Dam Lawsuit Amicus Brief
October 13, 2015- Yurok Tribe joins lawsuit challenging end to dam relicensing extensions.
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KBMP Fall Meeting Schedule and Agenda Released
October 8, 2015- 17th meeting on November 4th and 5th to be held in Yreka. More details and agenda.
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Shasta River Water Transaction Program Demonstrates Cooperative Success
September 28, 2015- Partners come together to leave water in river for adult salmon. Program info and scientific benefits
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Chinook Salmon Health Improves after Dam Water Release to Drought-Stricken Klamath River
September 28, 2015- Extra flow releases from Trinity Reservoir helped prevent disease outbreak on Klamath River. 

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Klamath Dams: Under Pressure
September 21, 2015- Hoopa Valley Tribe to file brief with Appeals Court on relicensing Klamath dams. 
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Time Running Out on Water Pact
September 20, 2015- Stakeholders go to D.C. to bolster support in congress for Klamath Agreements.
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Yurok Tribe Withdraws from Klamath Basin Agreements
September 15, 2015- Lack of congressional authorization and other differences cited by the tribe.

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Flooding Farms in the Winter May Help Replenish Groundwater
September 14, 2015- Innovative UC Davis research in Scott Valley to continue this winter.
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USBR to Release Additional Water From Trinity for Lower Klamath River
September 8, 2015- One day pulse flow from Lewiston Dam to help protect adult fall Chinook in Lower Klamath.
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HSU Program Integrates Klamath River Issues into Courses
September 4, 2015- Innovative Klamath Connection program introduces freshmen to real-world science in their own backyard.
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Preventative Flow Release Scheduled from Lewiston on Friday 8/21
August 20, 2015- Higher flows on Trinity River to augment flow in lower Klamath to prevent a fish disease outbreak.  Press Release and Environmental Assessment.
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OSU Study: Toxic Algae Growing Threat to Nation's Water
August 12, 2015- New report reveals risks to drinking and recreational waters, and complicated story behind it. 
 
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Klamath Basin Groundwater Levels Dropped 25 Feet Since 2001
August 12, 2015- A large decline in groundwater has been mostly due to drought and pumping, based on a new 
USGS study. 
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Blue-green Algae Blooms Trigger Health Advisory from Upper Klamath to Iron Gate Reservior 
August 5, 2015- Health advisory expands as additional data comes in. Merges with existing blooms in Copco and Iron Gate Reservoirs.
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Reclamation Releases Draft Environmental Document to Supplement Flows in the Lower Klamath River with Trinity Reservoir Water
August 3, 2015- Draft Environmental Assessment released, comments due by August 7th. 
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Open House Scheduled on Long-Term Plan for Protecting Adult Salmon in the Lower Klamath River
August 3, 2015- Open Houses in Arcata, Weaverville, Klamath Falls, and Sacramento August 5th-12th. Draft Long Term Plan.
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Fires Cause State of Emergency, Smoke Fills Parts of Klamath Basin
August 3, 2015- Emergencies declared as fires burn in and pour into basin. Map of current fire conditions.
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High Toxin Levels Found in Klamath County Waterbodies
July 29, 2015- Health advisory issued for Blue-green Algae toxins on Upper Klamath Lake, Agency Lake, and Keno Reservoir.
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Salmon Surveys Find Low Fish Counts On Salmon, Trinity Rivers

 July 29, 2015- Annual wild salmon counts concern experts as low flows, high water temperatures continue.
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Harmful Algae Bloom Workshop coming to HSU on July 23rd
June 10, 2015- Learn how to identify and respond to Cyanobacteria Harmful Algae Blooms at this free 1 day training.
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Drought Allows a Salmon-Killing Parasite to Thrive in the Klamath
June 9, 2015- Parasite levels are more than 10 times greater than levels known to cause fish death.
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Many New Employment Opportunities in N. California and S. Oregon
May 28, 2015- Job openings in San Francisco, Redding, Eureka, Klamath Falls, and Central Point.
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Extra Klamath River Water Releases Curtailed
May 20, 2015- No additional flows to be released down Klamath River to reduce likelihood of juvenile salmon kill. 

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Mixed Outcomes for Local Chinook Salmon
May 17, 2015- Chinook salmon populations on Eel are maintaining but on the Klamath, disease is taking a toll on juvenile Chinook.  

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Fish Health Concerns Increasing on Klamath- Readiness Level Raised to Orange
May 13, 2015- 100% prevalence of infection for fish captured in mid-Klamath. Links to Meeting Highlights and KFHAT webpage.

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CEDEN User Group Forming: Participants Welcome
May 8, 2015- For groups who generate and submit data to CEDENThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to join user group. Next meeting May 21.

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Final Agenda Released for KBMP Meeting This Week in Yreka
April 27, 2015- Meeting is April 29 and 30th in Yreka. Attend for free in person or via WebEx.

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Klamath Tribes Call for Water
April 27, 2015- Senior water rights holder calls to increase instream flows for 10 Upper Klamath streams.

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Talk on Catastrophic Ecological Disturbances in Streams of the Klamath at HSU
April 23, 2015- HSU's River Institute sponsors Dr. Matthew Cover's talk on the effects of debris flows and wildfire on April 24th.

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USBR Releases Draft Long-Term Plan for Lower Klamath Salmon
April 20, 2015- Draft plan attempts to protect late summer adult salmon from disease outbreaks via flow augmentation.

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USGS: California Drought, Visualized with Open Data
April 13, 2015- USGS website reveals data visualization for reservoirs, snowpack, and water withdrawals. Very cool!

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NOAA, Federal Partners Design 'Early Warning System' for Freshwater Toxic Algal Blooms
April 10, 2015- New effort to use satellite imagery to understand, manage, and forecast toxic algal blooms.

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New Free GIS Tool Prioritizes Stewardship Activities: Decision Management Framework
April 10, 2015- A new GIS based tool is free for download to help landowners and resource managers prioritize restoration projects.

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USGS Releases Upper Klamath Basin Collaborative Groundwater Monitoring Map
April 6, 2015- New interactive map uses historic groundwater-level data to show net water level changes at well sites.

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California's Deepening Drought: Ten Things to Know
April 6, 2015- Ten things to know about what is unprecedented about California's water problems.

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KBMP Releases Agenda for Spring Meeting- April 29th and 30th in Yreka
April 3, 2015- Spring meeting will feature a wide variety of talks related to water quality and the Klamath River. Agenda is here.

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$2 Million Allotted to Combat Illegal Water Diversions from Pot Gardens
April 2, 2015- Drought package includes new funds to help enforce regulations on underground grow operations.

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Jerry Brown Issues Executive Order and New Actions to Address Drought
April 1, 2015- No fooling; California Governor Jerry Brown issues new rules to help California address its water emergency.

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California's Most Significant Droughts: Comparing Historical and Recent Conditions
April 1, 2015- A recent DWR publication summarizes conditions and lessons learned from previous severe droughts.

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California is Pumping Water that Fell to Earth 20,000 Years Ago
March 24, 2015- With shallow groundwater already depleted, some water used today entered the aquifer 20,000 years ago.

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Klamath River Fish Health Workshop in Yreka March 24th
March 23, 2015- Workshop to learn about recent scientific studies of fish health in the Klamath Basin. 

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Funding Available for Conservation Practices Above Upper Klamath Lake
March 13, 2015- $1.1 Million dollars available to assist landowners implement conservation practices. Applications due April 17th.

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California Has About One Year of Water Left. Will You Ration Now?
March 13, 2015- Epic drought conditions and rapidly depleting groundwater levels leave California running out of water.

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Scientists Explain How Climate Change Helps Fuel California Drought
March 3, 2015- Study identifies role of higher temperatures role in intensifying droughts, paints a worsening picture.

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Water Conservation Series to Begin in Mount Shasta
March 3, 2015- Part one of the Water Talks Water Conservation series to address drought on March 10th.

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The West Without Water: What Can Past Droughts Tell Us About Tomorrow?
February 19, 2015- A deep historical account of California's water patterns can help us plan for the future.

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Largest Dam Removal in U.S. History Scientifically Characterized
February 19, 2015- Several new studies characterize the effects of dam removal on the Elwha River in Washington.

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A River Between Us: A New Film about the Klamath River
February 18, 2015- A politician turned filmmaker will be releasing a new documentary on the Klamath River. Trailer and interview

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Leave it to Beavers
February 18, 2015- Once considered a pesky rodent, the animals are busy saving California's salmon populations

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Tiny Oregon Minnow is First Fish Taken Off Endangered List
February 18, 2015- The Willamette River's Oregon Chub is removed from the ESA, thanks in part to partnerships with landowners.

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Unprecedented 21st Century Drought Risk in the Southwest and Central Plains
February 18, 2015- Climate change is projected to increase drought severity, exceeding to unprecedented drought conditions.

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Warm Weather and Normal Precipitation Leave Oregon Snowpack at Record Lows
February 2, 2015- Record low snowpack isn't just a future climate change scenario, it is today's reality.

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A New Satellite Will Watch the Western Drought from Space
February 2, 2015- New Soil Moisture Active Passive probe will inform farmers and scientists about soil moisture across the globe.

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Two New Grants for Agricultural Water Efficiency
January 27, 2015- The USBR and NRCS have grant $ available to view here. Both grants are due on February 24th.

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One More Try: A Renewed Push to Pass Klamath Agreements
January 13, 2015- With growing support, the spotlight for congressional funding turns toward the region's Republican congressman.

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Low Oregon Snowpack May Impact Summer Irrigation
January 13, 2015- Klamath Basin precip above 100% of normal but snowpack only at 24% and warm temps predicted to continue. 

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California Drought Forum- Video
January 13, 2015- Top agency officials discussing state and federal water projects during California's record drought. 40 min. video.

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Lawmakers Introduce Klamath Basin Legislation
January 9, 2015- CA and OR senators sponsor the Klamath Water Recovery and Economic Restoration Act.

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For CA Salmon, Drought and Warm Water Mean Trouble
January 6, 2015- Chinook salmon populations likely at risk from droughts and climate change projections.

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The 2015 Drought: So Far
January 6, 2015- Good graphics from DWR here for reservoir storage, snowpack, and precipitation across most of California.

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U.S. Interior Dept. Legal Opinion: More Flow for Trinity, Humboldt County
January 2, 2015 Just released legal opinion affirms Humboldt County's right to 50,000 acre feet of water annually.

 

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