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 20180820

BGA Tracker-

Upper Klamath Lake, Copco Reservoir, Iron Gate Reservoir, and the Klamath River from Iron Gate to Walker Bridge and Weitchpec to the Estuary are currently posted

Fish Health

 Readiness Level

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All Rivers- Yellow
Learn more about fish health and KFHAT

Blue-Green Algae Tracker

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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BGA Tracker Interactive Map    

 BGA Tracker 20180820

Updated Posting Status

Yurok Caution 1 August 20, 2018- The Klamath River from Weitchpec to the Estuary is currently posted based on monitoring results from August 14 and 15th showing microcystin present. The Yurok Tribe has posted at their Caution level for the Klamath River within the boundaries of the Yurok Reservation.

CA DangerTier2 Red2 August 7, 2018- Copco Reservoir is currently posted based on monitoring results from July 27th showing microcystin concentrations are in exceedance of CA's Danger Action Trigger level.


OR Advisory Red2 August 3, 2018- 
The posting for Upper Klamath Lake has been reissued based on monitoring results from July 30th confirming microcystin toxins once again exceed Oregon's Recommended Threshold for Recreational Waters.

CA CautionActionTrigger Yellow2 July 31, 2018- Klamath River from Iron Gate to Walker Bridge is now posted based on monitoring results from July 17th showing microcystin toxins are now in exceedance of CA's Caution Action Trigger level.

CA DangerTier2 Red2 July 31, 2018- Iron Gate Reservoir is currently posted based on monitoring results from July 17th showing microcystin toxins are now in exceedance of CA's Danger Action Trigger level.

 

 

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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   Yurok Caution 1 Yurok Warning 2 Yurok Danger 3

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Blue-green Algae Official Notifications

Other Information

 

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