Beavers! Rebuilding Nature's Balance- Talk this Friday at Mad River Brewery
February 22nd, 2024- Eli Asarian and Garrett Costelo give back to back talks this Friday at 6 pm at the latest Science On Tap event.
As Klamath River Dams Come Down, Old Lands Emerge and the Landscape Begins to Heal
February 20th, 2024- As mud flats emerge and reservoir sediments drain downstream as expected, recovery, healing, and questions remain.
Klamath Basin Irrigators and Tribes Sign Conservation Agreement, Interior Pledges $72 Million
February 15th, 2024- Funding to support conservation and modernizing irrigation infrastructure is included in this important agreement.
Scott Watershed Informational Forum on Feb 21-23
January 29, 2024- The Scott River Watershed Council hosts field tours, a water transaction workshop, an informational forum, and a forest health and resiliency summit.
First Pulse of Sediment from Dam Removal Starts Journey to Ocean
January 29th, 2024- With the drastic rise of turbidity on Saturday, sediment long stored behind dams begins flowing downstream as dissolved oxygen impacts begin. Follow the real-time water quality monitoring on the Karuk Tribe website.
Klamath Meadows Partnership January Newsletter
JC Boyle Dam Blast and Real-Time Water Quality
January 17th, 2024- Here are links to video footage of yesterday's blast opening up JC Boyle, and the Karuk Tribe's great water quality website to track changes to turbidity and other parameters change in real-time.
Track Real-Time Water Quality During Dam Removal
January 9th, 2024- The Karuk Tribe hosts real-time water quality data collected by the Karuk Tribe, Yurok Tribe, and USGS. Track turbidity, dissolved oxygen, and more once the dewatering of Klamath reservoirs begins. USGS gages also measure streamflow and other parameters for the Klamath River below JC Boyle, above Fall Creek, below Iron Gate, near Seiad Valley, Orleans, and near Klamath.
Dam Removal Science Collaboration Workshop Summary Report Released
January 5th, 2024- The summary report from the January 2023 workshop is now available.
2024 Sucker Technical Symposium on Jan 24th
January 2nd, 2024- This year's symposium will be at OIT with a webinar option. See the agenda for details.
EPA Releases National Rivers and Streams Assessment
Raising Better Beef
December 18th, 2023- Ranchers and researchers are trying regenerative approaches to make burgers less burdensome on the environment.
Things Have to Change: Big Decision Looms as Klamath Basin Ranchers, Tribes Battle Over Water and Salmon
December 18th, 2023- UPDATED: State regulators extend emergency drought measures that will restrict ground and surface water use.
Who Gets the Water in California? Whoever Gets there First
December 18th, 2023- Confronted by limits, regulators are taking a look at water rights.
Draft Emergency Regulation to Establish Minimum Instream Flows in the Shasta and Scott Rivers
December 18th, 2023- Resolution to be considered at Dec 19th State Water Resources Control Board meeting.
December 18th, 2023- The largest ever dam removal is underway, a reckoning over past attempts to bend nature to human will.
Dam Removal Series: Restoring a River
December 6th, 2023- AZCentral.com has a series of articles on the Klamath River dam removal and restoration
- River in Recovery- How removing 4 dams will return salmon to the Klamath River and the river to the people
- Water Shortages: On the headwaters of the Klamath River, water shortages test tribes, farmers and wildlife
- Returning to the Klamath: Tribal nations see hope for homelands as Klamath River dams are removed
- Restoration Begins: Tribes guard the Klamath River's fish, water and lands as restoration begins at last
- Salmon Revival: Salmon won't return to the Klamath River overnight, but tribes are ready for restoration work
Klamath Tribes All Hands on Deck to Save Endangered C'waam and Koptu Suckerfish
November 27th, 2023- A tribal hatchery and restoration of degraded wetlands are crucial to reversing decades of declining populations and poor water quality.
KBMP Fall Meeting- Presentations and Recordings Available
November 20th, 2023- If you want to review the great talks at the Fall KBMP Meeting, PDF's of slides and recordings are on the KBMP Meetings page.
KBMP Fall Meeting Agenda
November 6th, 2023- Join us in person or virtually at our meeting on Nov 14th in Klamath Falls. See the agenda for details.
Scott and Shasta River Flow Listening Sessions on Oct. 30th
October 26th, 2023- The State Water Board will host two listening sessions to hear comments on future flow regulations.
This Place Wanted to be a Wetland
October 23rd, 2023- 70 acres of Lakeside Farms is now a wetland, treating farm runoff and improving water quality.
Klamath Meadows Partnership Hiring a Partnership Coordinator
KBMP Fall Meeting on November 14th in Klamath Falls
Webinar on Fisheries in the Scott and Shasta River Watersheds
September 13th, 2023- On 9/14 at 4pm, CDFW will present info on key species, habitat needs, and the status of fish populations in the watersheds (Recordings now available for this Fish 101 talk and the previous water rights 101 talks).
Why Nature's Infrastructure Works Better than Ours
September 13th, 2023- A Cal Trout article about how nature-based solutions benefit salmon over man-made infrastructure.
Judge Finds Feds Violated Law for Protected Fish Species
September 13th, 2023- BOR's obligated to protect fish species and tribal water rights before irrigators in a recent court order.
Water Board to Protect Flows in the Scott and Shasta Rivers
August 30th, 2023- California's Water Board directs staff to reinstate emergency flow regulations and begin work on permanent regulations for flows.
Freshwater HAB Monitoring & Response Virtual Training Video
Environmental Assessment of Williamson River Restoration- Comments due 8/24
July 26th, 2023- Phase 1, focused on the Klamath Marsh National Wildlife Refuge, available for public review and comment.
Judge Rules 'Safe Harbor' Program Violates Endangered Species Act
July 13th, 2023- Court ruling invalidates the biological opinion and environmental assessment for coho on the Shasta River.
Removing Klamath Dams is a Step Towards Justice for Native Americans
July 13th, 2023- Dam removal will support the long-term recovery of salmon and tribal culture.
Copco 2 Demolition Underway
June 26th, 2023- The removal of Copco 2, the smallest of four dams on the Klamath River has begun.
Scott River Restoration Brings Together a Broad Coalition
June 26th, 2023- The Yurok Tribe, Farmer's Ditch Company, and CalTrout sign an MOU for landscape level collaboration.
Fight Over Klamath Water Stay Can Stay in Federal Court
June 7th, 2023- Obligations under the Endangered Species Act and for tribes in California keep the lawsuit in federal court.
Karuk Tribe and PCFFA Call on Water Board to Mandate Scott River Flows
May 24th, 2023- The Karuk Tribe has petitioned the State Water Board to adopt permanent flow regulations on the Scott River.
USGS Webinar Training on the Next Generation Streamflow Website
May 23rd, 2023- The USGS is hosting a training on the use of their new streamflow webpages this Thursday, 5/25 at 6 pm. Join the training live.
Bureau of Reclamation Increases Klamath Project Water Allocations
May 22nd, 2023- Improved spring hydrology and updated forecasts will improve irrigation diversions and still meet ESA needs.
KBMP Spring Meeting Presentations Available
May 19th, 2023- Presentation slides from this week's KBMP meeting are now available as PDF's. YouTube recordings will be available next week.
Klamath River Coho Enhancement Fund
May 19th, 2023- Requests for pre-proposals and full proposals released. Details are available here.
KBMP Spring Meeting on May 16th in Yreka- Agenda
May 3rd, 2023- The agenda for the KBMP meeting includes a Zoom link for those who can't attend in person.
The Devil's Element: Phosphorus and a World Out of Balance
April 25th, 2023- Author interview for a new book on phosphorus, 'dead zones', and toxic algae blooms.
To Help the Bees, Get Help FROM the Bees
April 20th, 2023- This JPR interview covers innovative science to assess biodiversity and pollutants.
CDFW Restoration Grant Awards Include Many Projects in the Scott and Shasta
April 17th, 2023- Cal Trout, Karuk Tribe, Scott River Watershed Council, and Shasta Valley RCD among many getting restoration funds.
Some CA Weather Blogging about the Cold Wet Winter, and Early El Nińo Signs
April 11th, 2023- Daniel Swain opines about California weather and climate perspectives at his Weather West site.
KBMP Spring Meeting on May 16th in Yreka
Yurok Tribe Sues Over Flow Reductions on the Klamath
March 27th, 2023- Amid a winter with heavy rainfall, a lawsuit attempts to keep flows from being below ESA minimum requirements.
California Salmon Fishery to be Shut Down this Year
March 15th, 2023- Low returns on Sacramento and Klamath River drive need to protect fish stocks.
Klamath Tribes submit 'Call for Water' Amidst Continuing Drought
March 13th, 2023- Call for water on Fourmile Creek could restrict the export of water to the Rogue River basin.
New Paper on Modeling Water Temperature in the Scott River
March 13th, 2023- Research shows that deeper snowpack and high groundwater levels lower summer water temperatures.
KBMP Releases Monitoring Location Metadata Spreadsheet
3/9/23- Meant to complement the Monitoring Location metadata map, the new metadata spreadsheet makes it easy to filter and sort for parameters, streams, organizations, or any of the fields you are interested in.
Southern Oregon Still Faces Drought Conditions Despite Recent Storms
March 9th, 2023- While the current snowpack is above normal, the region faces low reservoir levels and dry soil conditions.
Integrated Fisheries Restoration and Monitoring Plan Available
March 6th, 2023- The Klamath IFRMP provides basin-wide guidance on restoration and monitoring.
Elevated Flow Releases Scheduled for Trinity River Starting Feb 15th
February 10th, 2023- Winter flows will be ramped up from Lewiston soon. See the flow release schedule for details.
Scott Watershed Informational Forum (SWIF) on Feb 22nd-24th
February 10th, 2023- This year's SWIF includes field tours, presentations, and discussions. See the SWIF page for more for daily agendas and to register.
Federal Court Rules USBR Must Comply with ESA for Klamath Project
February 7th, 2023- Federal court rules state water rights cannot be used to block the water needs of ESA-listed fish.
Federal Plan to Cut Klamath River Flows Threaten Salmon Fishery
Job Announcement- Quartz Valley Indian Reservation Environmental Director
Webinar on the Natural History of the Klamath Mountains- Jan 25th @ 6pm
'Messy' Creek Restoration to Bring Back Salmon to Klamath River
January 14th, 2023- Helicopters, large wood, and tributary restoration is critical to recovering salmon in the Klamath.
Scott River Watershed Council Year-End Review Newsletter
January 9th, 2023- Projects, community action, collaboration, and more highlight the SRWC's great work in 2022!
Klamath Dam Removal Science Collaboration Workshop
January 6th, 2023- Learn more about the upcoming workshop at Cal Poly Humboldt on Jan 10th and 11th.