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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

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Blue-Green Algae Map

BGA Tracker 20181017

BGA Tracker-

Upper Klamath Lake, Keno Reservoir, Copco Reservoir, Iron Gate Reservoir, and the Klamath River from Iron Gate to the Estuary are currently posted

Fish Health

 Readiness Level

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All Rivers- Yellow
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Blue-Green Algae Tracker

Blue-Green Algae Tracker

In the Klamath Basin blue-green algae blooms typically occur between June and October when temperatures rise and water conditions are favorable for algal growth. Blue-green algae monitoring typically occurs May - November. If river conditions exceed public health standards for toxic algae the area is posted with a health advisory sign.
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BGA Tracker Interactive Map    

BGA Tracker 20181017

Updated Posting Status

CA WarningTier1 Orange3 October 17, 2018- Klamath River from Iron Gate to the I-5 rest area has been downgraded based on monitoring results from September 22nd showing microcystin toxins are now below CA's Danger Tier 2 Trigger level but still remain above the Warning Tier 1 trigger level. 

CA CautionActionTrigger Yellow2 October 17, 2018- Klamath River from I-5 Rest Area to Weitchpec has been downgraded based on monitoring results from October 12th. While microcystin toxins are now below CA's Caution Advisory trigger level, to ensure public health protection, these reaches will remain posted at the Caution Advisory trigger level until the next round of sampling can confirm these values remain this threshold.

 Yurok Danger 3 September 27, 2018- The Klamath River from Weitchpec to the Roy Rook is currently posted based on monitoring results from September 15th showing microcystin toxins are now in exceedance of the Yurok Tribe's Danger Level 3 health threshold. This elevates the previous Warning posting status from September 14th. The Yurok Tribe has posted at their Danger level for the Klamath River within the boundaries of the Yurok Reservation.

Yurok Warning 2 September 21, 2018- The Klamath River from Roy Rook to the Estuary is currently posted based on monitoring results from September 11th and 12th showing microcystin present. The Yurok Tribe has posted at their Warning Level 2 for the Klamath River from Roy Rook to the estuary within the boundaries of the Yurok Reservation.

OR Advisory Red2 August 29, 2018- Keno Reservoir is currently posted based on monitoring results from August 20th confirming microcystin toxins exceed Oregon's Recommended Threshold for Recreational Waters.

 CA DangerTier2 Red2 August 7, 2018- Copco Reservoir is currently posted based on monitoring results from July 27th showing microcystin concentrations are in exceedance of CA's Danger Tier 2 Trigger level.


OR Advisory Red2 
August 3, 2018The posting for Upper Klamath Lake has been reissued based on monitoring results from July 30th confirming microcystin toxins once again exceed Oregon's Recommended Threshold for Recreational Waters.

CA DangerTier2 Red2 July 31, 2018- Iron Gate Reservoir is currently posted based on monitoring results from July 17th showing microcystin toxins are now in exceedance of CA's Danger Tier 2 Trigger level.

 

 

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About the Tracker

The BGA Tracker Map was built to inform the public and research community regarding river conditions. The Tracker utilizes current information to track  and map the blue-green algae blooms throughout the Klamath Basin. The Blue-Green Algae Tracker identifies blue-green algae public health threats  (i.e. exceeds health thresholds identified in the appropriate guidance) by river reaches bounded by public health monitoring locations.

River reaches which exceed applicable criteria for public health are indicated by different colors on the map that vary depending on the number of tiers within each jurisdiction's advisory thresholds. Advisory colors within the map are:                 

Oregon           

California       

Yurok Tribe   Yurok Caution 1 Yurok Warning 2 Yurok Danger 3

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Blue-green Algae Official Notifications

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