Klamath River

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Klamath River Levels

June 2 2023

81,660 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-2050.0 cfs (-4.74%) since yesterday
169.88% of Normal 6 Streamgauges

Total streamflow across the Klamath River was last observed at 41170 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 81660 acre-ft of water today; about 170% of normal. River levels are high. Average streamflow for this time of year is 24235 cfs, with recent peaks last observed at 257,164 cfs on 2015-02-08.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Klamath R Nr Klamath Ca reporting a streamflow rate of 19,500 cfs. This is also the deepest point on the Klamath River, with a gage stage of 13.67 ft. This river is monitored from 6 different streamgauging stations along the Klamath River, the highest being perched at an elevation of 3,967 ft, the Klamath River At Keno.

The river is also a popular destination for whitewater enthusiasts, featuring river runs like Iron Gate Dam to Happy Camp, and Sluice Box to Green Riffle, a class III- to IV run. Compare streamflow levels for nearby paddling destinations on the interactive map .

River Summary: The Klamath River runs for 257 miles through southern Oregon and northern California, originating in the Cascade Range and emptying into the Pacific Ocean. It has a long history of use by Native American tribes, and later became a hub for the logging and fishing industries. The river's hydrology has been greatly altered by the construction of several dams, including the Iron Gate Dam and Copco Dam, which have impacted salmon populations and water quality. The Klamath Basin also supports agricultural activities, with irrigation districts drawing water from the river to irrigate crops such as alfalfa and potatoes. Recreational activities such as fishing, rafting, and camping are popular along the river.

Last Updated 2023-06-01
Streamflow 41,170.0 cfs
Percent Normal 169.88%
Maximum 257,164.0 cfs

Area Surface Flows

Streamgauge Streamflow River Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Klamath River At Keno
USGS 11509500
1400 cfs 5.92 ft -2.1
Klamath River Blw John C.Boyle Pwrplnt
USGS 11510700
1650 cfs 4.77 ft 0.61
Klamath R Bl Iron Gate Dam Ca
USGS 11516530
2040 cfs 3.65 ft -3.32
Klamath R Nr Seiad Valley Ca
USGS 11520500
5080 cfs 5.76 ft -4.87
Klamath R A Orleans
USGS 11523000
11500 cfs 8.45 ft -8
Klamath R Nr Klamath Ca
USGS 11530500
19500 cfs 13.67 ft -3.47

Klamath River Peak Annual Discharge

Klamath River maximum total discharge

Klamath River Seasonal Comparison

Year over year discharge

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