Fish Health

Orange fish
Readiness Level

Iron Gate to Weitchpec- Orange
Weitchpec to Estuary- Yellow
Tributaries- Green

Learn more about fish health

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 sections of the Klamath River are posted.

Real-Time Data

Link to Real-Time WQ Map

The table above contains provisional data provided by the USGS via the waterservices site. All data are provisional and may be recalculated before final approval. This table may take several seconds to load.

* = value 2+ hours old
**=4 or more hours

Klamath Fish Health Assessment Team (KFHAT)

Current Readiness Level

Mainstem Klamath River from Iron Gate to Weitchpec- Orange orange fish

  • A kill is likely to occur and management levels in agencies need to be alerted.
  • Frequent data sharing among KFHAT and resource managers is vital.
  • If possible, KFHAT will provide recommendations for resource management actions to management with basis for recommendations.

Mainstem Klamath River from Weitchpec to the estuary- Yellow yellow fish


  • Conditions, such as unfavorable physical or chemical conditions, observation of increased incidence of pathogens, or increased fish morbidity and/or mortality suggest the need for heightened awareness.
  • Frequent data sharing among KFHAT and resource managers becomes important.
  • The Response Plan procedures should be reviewed and responders should be ready to take action if the situation worsens.

Tributaries- Green     

  • River conditions appear satisfactory, fish appear healthy, no immediate problems foreseen.
  • Frequent data sharing is not crucial at this level, but KFHAT will continue to observe and document conditions. 

Read more about the Readiness Levels

Report sick or dead fish - Call (800) 852-7550   Flyer for Klamath and Trinity Rivers

OrangeKlamath Fish Health Assessment Team 
Readiness Level Interactive Map 

The KFHAT interactive map (click on map for link) presents the readiness level for the Klamath Basin below Iron Gate dam in a visual format.  The user can click on any segment of the Klamath River or its tributaries to access a pop-up window with links to websites containing water quality, fisheries, and disease data and information.


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