Blue-Green Algae Map

BGA Tracker-
The Klamath River from Copco Reservoir to the 
estuary is posted

The Trinity River is posted at Kimtu Park in Willow Creek

Fish Health


Readiness Level

Klamath River below Weitchpec- Orange

Major Tributaries- Orange

Klamath River above Weitchpec- Yellow

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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

KBMP NEWS

Kokanee Salmon Die Off in Lewiston Reservoir
September 2nd, 2014- Thousands of dead juvenile salmon dead, possibly entrained in Trinity Dam intake due to low cold water pool.

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California Legislature Sends Groundwater Regulation Bills to Governor
September 2nd, 2014- Bills would regulate groundwater pumping in CA for first time. 

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Botulism Kills Thousands of Ducks at Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge
August 29th, 2014- Refuge has not gotten water since November. 

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Judge Rules in Favor of Trinity River Emergency Flows
August 27th, 2014- Central Valley Irrigators temporary restraining order denied by judge.

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Scott River Salmon Rescue Draws Attention from National News
August 25th, 2014- Effort to rescue and relocate coho salmon draws ABC's Nightline crew.

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Disease All Too Common in Juvenile Klamath Salmon
August 25th, 2014- New report documents greater than 75% infection rate in Klamath River juvenile chinook salmon.
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USBR to Release Additional Water to Supplement Flows in the Lower Klamath River
August 22nd, 2014- Releases on Trinity River to start on 8/23 with one day pulse on 8/25. 
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Jerry Brown, Democrats and Republicans Agree on CA Water Bond
August 15th, 2014- $7.5 billion water bond to appear on Nov. 4th ballot.
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Groundwater Aquifers Under Stress
August 15th, 2014- Families drill deeper to reach precious water reserves.
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Feds Visit Rivers to See Effects of Drought, Water Release Decision
August 15th, 2014- Federal officials meet with tribes and others on Trinity and Klamath Rivers.
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Huffman: Hoping For Rain Won't Save State's Salmon
August 13th, 2014- Local Congressman argues for more water for the Klamath/Trinity Rivers.
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PacifiCorp Reservoirs to be Drawn Down to Lessen Impact of Water Shortage in Reclamation's Klamath Project
August 12th, 2014- 20,000 acre feet of water will extend Klamath Project water supplies.
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Feds Cut Off Irrigation to Some Klamath Project Farms
August 6th, 2014- Decision comes after announcement that water won't be released to prevent fish kill on lower Klamath. See link here 
___________________________________________________________________________________________Numerous Wildfires Burn in the Klamath Basin- UPDATED
August 4th, 2014- Late July lightning strikes continue to burn. For more information, check out USFS InciWeb for California and Oregon.- UPDATE- August 11th- Regional wildfires near containment.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________California Breaks Drought Record as 58% of State Hits Driest Level
August 1st, 2014- More than 1/2 of the Golden State is now at the most severe level of drought. News Article and U.S. Drought Monitor info.
____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Feds Say No to Water Releases to Prevent Fish Kill
July 31st, 2014- Water released in previous years to reduce the risk of a fish die off will be sent to the Sacramento River. See link here.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________UPDATED- Iron Gate Reservoir and Klamath River from Iron Gate to Estuary Posted for Toxic Blue-Green Algae
July 31st, 2014- Visible scums of toxic Microcystis aeruginosa were found in the Klamath River on 7/30/2014. Public access points on the river were posted to protect public health.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________   Fish Deaths in Salmon, Klamath Rivers Prompt Concern for Future Drought Effects
July 25th, 2014- Klamath River in the news
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________  Learn How to Help Fish During a Drought
July 25th, 2014- The Salmon River Restoration Council has released this informative brochure that can help you be more fish friendly when you use water. 
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________   Salmon River History Timeline

July 10th, 2014- Learn more about the local history of the Salmon River with the new multimedia Salmon River History Timeline: 1849- Present

___________________________________________________________________________________________   Congress Passes Bill to Fight Toxic Algae Blooms
June 25th, 2014- See news article here and bill text.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________   Grant Opportunity for Non-Profits: Drought and Climate Change
June 25th, 2014- The U.S. EPA has announced funding for non-profits examining strategies to respond to water scarcity and drought due to climate change. Closing date August 5, 2014.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________   Copco Reservoir posted for Blue Green Algae health advisory

 June 20th, 2014- Sampling on June 9th in Copco Reservoir identified Anabaena cell counts exceed CA public health posting guidelines.  Read the memo here
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New Interactive Map with Word Clouds Identifies Priority Actions by Sub-basin

 June 19th, 2014- Find out here what actions resource managers are prioritizing for your watershed. 
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New Draft Paper available for review- Climate Change and Wetland Loss on a Western River's Water Quality

June 2nd, 2014- A new draft paper is available for pre-publication review and comments here.
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Klamath Basin Water Recovery and Economic Restoration Act of 2014- Legislation Introduced in Senate

May 21st, 2014- Legislation was introduced today in the U.S. Senate that would put into law three comprehensive agreements crafted by a diverse group of stakeholders from throughout the Klamath River basin. See Bill TextBill Summary, and Press Release.
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2013 KHSA WQ Monitoring Report Issued

May 21st, 2014- The Klamath Hydroelectric Settlement Agreement (KHSA) Water Quality Monitoring Group has issued their 2013 Annual Report. This report summarizes results from the 2013 grab sampling data collection and available water quality probe data. Read the Report and Appendices.
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Drought Initiative

May 15th, 2014- NOAA Fisheries and California Department of Fish and Wildlife are supporting a Voluntary Drought Initiative with water users in parts of the state where salmon and steelhead will be especially affected by drought. The Shasta and Scott Rivers are among the priority watersheds in this program. Follow the link to learn more about how landowners can participate to keep water instream.
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Presentations Available from Spring KBMP Meeting

May 7th, 2014- Presentations from Day 1 of KBMP's Spring Meeting are now available at the following link. Learn about some of the latest scientific studies in the basin.

                     

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