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
No reaches of the Klamath Basin are currently posted
All Rivers- Green
Learn more about fish health and KFHAT
Klamath Tracking & Accounting Program (KTAP)
Since 2009, Willamette Partnership has been engaged in and helping to facilitate the development of the Klamath Tracking and Accounting Program (KTAP). KTAP defines a consistent system to quantify and track individual and cumulative effects of conservation/restoration actions and measure progress towards achieving basin-wide water quality goals, including the implementation of the Oregon and California Klamath TMDLs.
Tracking Voluntary Conservation Investments
KTAP is intended to help quantify and articulate the water quality benefits from conservation and restoration actions from a variety of funding sources, including projects done through the non-point source 319 program, farm bill, Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board Special Investment Program, and others.
Tracking Regulatory-Based Conservation Investments
In the future, regulatory agencies may choose to use KTAP to track the water quality benefits of stewardship projects funded by point sources (e.g., Medford Waste Water Treatment Plant) toward their regulatory obligations. For non-point sources (landowners), KTAP is completely voluntary and non-regulatory in nature—the program will not regulate agricultural producers or require them to change management.
The KTAP is in a 3-year pilot phase (2012 – 2015). This includes refining the protocols for tracking and accounting for project benefits by testing the system on pilot projects. The program is actively seeking participants in the pilot project phase. Download the Call for Pilot Projects and Guide for Pilot Project Sponsors for more information.
It also includes refining the nutrient model which the program quantifies water quality benefits. Download the Model Calibration Fact Sheet for more information on this effort.
A webinar describing the Klamath Tracking Accounting Program and its connection to broader adaptive management and stewardship efforts in the basin is available for download here: KTAP Introductory Webinar (73MB)
Protocols, Forms, and Templates
KTAP has developed a Pilot Protocol Handbook, which will guide project tracking. The program is currently using forms, templates, and other tools from Willamette Partnership's Ecosystem Credit Accounting System, tailoring them to program needs through the pilot phase.
More information about Stewardship in the Klamath Basin