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
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Real-Time Data

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News / Announcements

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.



Shasta Valley RCD Newsletter Highlights Projects and Achievements

August 18, 2016-  Riparian projects on Shasta River, Parks Creek, and Bogus Creek among newsletter topics.


Salmon River Spring Chinook Survey Shows Half of Average Run Size

August 1, 2016-  Snorkel survey finds only 389 adults for spring run chinook, half of 20 year average.



Feds Sued Over Klamath River Salmon Parasite Outbreaks

August 1, 2016-  Hoopa Tribe lawsuit filed; other tribes, environmental organziations filed notice of intent to sue.



After the Dams Come Down: Stakeholders Seek Water Sharing Agreements

July 30, 2016-  Finding solutions to expired agreements, water reliabilty, affordable power key to irrigators. 



Instream Flow: Five Features of Effective Summer Flow Strategies

July 25, 2016-  Five key ideas to support environmental objectives during periods of low stream flow.



Low Flows, Low Run Expected for Klamath River Salmon This Fall

July 25, 2016-  Drought, disease, and poor ocean conditions drive low expected return of salmon.



Klamath River Study: Cold Water Refuges Also Function as Disease Refuges for Juvenile Salmon

July 25, 2016-  New study shows naturally occurring parasites decline in areas of cooler water, benefiting salmon.



Blue-Green Algae Conditions Worsen in Klamath Basin

July 12, 2016-  Advisory expands to all of Upper Klamath Lake; Raised to 'Danger' in Copco and 'Warning' in Iron Gate Reservoir.



Unlikely Partners Craft Eel River Recovery Plan

July 6, 2016-  CalTrout leads a stakeholder driven effort to restore watershed through Eel River Action Plan.



Blue-Green Algae Advisories issued for Copco Res. and Howard's Bay

June 26, 2016-  Howard's Bay in Upper Klamath Lake and Copco Reservoir exceed blue-green algae thresholds.



Yurok, Karuk Tribes Threaten Feds with Lawsuit over Klamath Salmon

June 25, 2016-  Flow management blamed for more than 90% infection of juvenile salmon in 2014 and 2015.



Bringing Back Klamath Wetlands, One Wocus at a Time

June 24, 2016- Wocus restoration may be getting easier but what will happen to the "Wocus Dance"?



Drought Returning to Northern California

June 17, 2016- Water supply a concern this summer in California.



Tree Planting Drone Taking on 'One of the Hardest Jobs on the Planet'

June 17, 2016- Oregon wastewater utility to test drone for riparian planting, shoots seeds and fertilizer into ground.



Beavers and Climate Resilience

June 17, 2016- When beavers build dams, they create reservoirs that store water and replenish groundwater. 



USFS Releases Stream Temperature Database and Projections for CA

June 15, 2016- NorWeST releases updated database, shapefiles, and temperature projections. 



Iron Gate Flow Schedule Released

June 1, 2016- BOR releases updated Iron Gate Dam Target Flow Schedule.



Hoopa Tribe Sues Feds, Claims Inadequate Salmon Protection

May 18, 2016- Claims that nearly 100% infection rate of juvenile fish in 2014 and 2015 is linked to Klamath Project.



Upper Klamath Special Investment Partnership Accomplishments Recognized

May 5, 2016- Summary report issued documenting restoration progress from 2012-215. 



Fish Win, Birds Lose in Klamath Agreements

May 2, 2016- Dam removal offers hope to endangered salmon but doesn't provide water for refuges along Pacific Flyway.



Riparian Work to Begin Along the Sprague River

April 29, 2016- Klamath Lake Land Trust and volunteers are restoring and replanting 316 acres along the Sprague River. 



Reconnecting the Klamath

April 29, 2016- A reminder that dam removal is only the first step towards restoration of the Klamath Basin.



Trainings Set for Identifying and Responding to CyanoHABs in CA

April 28, 2016- Four trainings include June 20th at Humboldt State University. See all upcoming KBMP related events here.



National Water Quality Monitoring Council- Spring 2016 Newsletter

April 26, 2016- Latest newsletter highlights many programs and WQ related articles.



Scott River Watershed Council Releases Beaver Dam Analogue Report

April 25, 2016- Monitoring report for 1st BDA's in California, which create important slow water habitat for coho. 



KBMP Spring Meeting This Wed/Thurs in Klamath Falls

April 18, 2016- 18th KBMP meeting on April 20-21 at Oregon Institute of Technology in Klamath Falls, OR. Agenda here.



Cold Water Species Finding Refuge Despite Warming

April 7, 2016- Warming is slower in high elevation headwater streams than low elevation streams, study finds.



Historic Klamath Dam Removal Agreements Signed Today

April 6, 2016- At a small ceremony today at the mouth of the Klamath River, the Governors of Oregon and California, 
tribal leaders, and other dignitaries signed the amended KHSA and new KPFA.



KBMP Spring Meeting Agenda Announced

April 1, 2016- To be held April 20-21 at Oregon Institute of Technology in Klamath Falls, OR. Agenda here.



WaterSMART: Cooperative Watershed Management Program Grants

April 1, 2016- Funding to establish or develop existing watershed groups. Applications due May 4th, 2016.



Klamath River Fish Health Workshop Agenda Announced

January 19, 2016- Annual meeting in Yreka, February 2nd. Agenda here.



Uncharted Waters:Demise of KBRA Fosters Hope, Fear, and Anger

January 19, 2016- The Klamath River means many things to many people. That's a big part of the problem.



Science Takes Flight in the Shasta Valley

January 11, 2016- Aerial imagery provides new opportunities and insights for vegetation mapping and more. 



Rage, Reconciliation, and Rural Oregon

January 11, 2016- Op-Ed on how the years long effort to heal the basin died due to partisan politics. 



Funding Opportunity- Healthy Watersheds Consortium Grant Program

January 7, 2016- Accelerate strategic protection of healthy, freshwater ecosystems. Proposals due March 14th.



After the Klamath Agreements, What Next?

January 5, 2016- JPR hosts Klamath Tribe and Karuk Tribe to talk about the next likely moves (audio 16 min)



California Water Board to Host Klamath Dam Relicensing Scoping Meetings

January 5, 2016- Meetings to be held in January in Sacramento (14th), Arcata (25th), Orleans (26th), and Yreka (26th)  



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