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-

No reaches of the Klamath Basin are currently posted

Fish Health

 Readiness Level

 Green fish

All Rivers- Green
Learn more about fish health and KFHAT

Real-Time Data

Link to Real-Time WQ Map

The table above contains provisional data provided by the USGS via the waterservices site. All data are provisional and may be recalculated before final approval. This table may take several seconds to load.

* = value 2+ hours old
**=4 or more hours

Blue-Green Algae Tracker

In the Klamath Basin blue-green algae blooms typically occur between June and October when temperatures rise and water conditions are favorable for algal growth. Blue-green algae monitoring typically occurs May - November. If river conditions exceed public health standards for toxic algae the area is posted with a health advisory sign.
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Updated Posting Status

Below Threshold December 16th, 2016- Agency Lake- Sample results collected on 11/21/16 from Agency Lake have confirmed that the level of blue-green algae toxins are below guideline values for human exposure.  The health advisory initially posted on August 19th, 2016 has been lifted.  

Below Threshold December 9th, 2016-Iron Gate Reservoir-  Sample results collected in the Klamath River for microcystin no longer exceed the State of California’s Recommended Threshold for Recreational Waters for harmful algae blooms. The posting for protection of public health has been removed.

Below Threshold December 9th, 2016- Copco Reservoir- Sample results collected in the Klamath River for microcystin no longer exceed the State of California’s Recommended Threshold for Recreational Waters for harmful algae blooms. The posting for protection of public health has been removed.

Below Threshold December 9th, 2016- 2016- Klamath River from Iron Gate Hatchery Bridge to Orleans- Sample results collected in the Klamath River for microcystin no longer exceed the State of California’s Recommended Threshold for Recreational Waters for harmful algae blooms. The posting for protection of public health has been removed.

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About the Tracker

The BGA Tracker Map was built to inform the public and research community regarding river conditions. The Tracker utilizes current information to track  and map the blue-green algae blooms throughout the Klamath Basin. The Blue-Green Algae Tracker identifies blue-green algae public health threats  (i.e. exceeds health thresholds identified in the appropriate guidance) by river reaches bounded by public health monitoring locations.

River reaches which exceed applicable criteria for public health are indicated by different colors on the map that vary depending on the number of tiers within each jurisdiction's advisory thresholds. Advisory colors within the map are:                 

Oregon          

California       

Yurok Tribe     

 

BGA Tracker Interactive Map         

Blue-green Algae Tracker

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Blue-green Algae Official Notifications

Other Information

 

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