Klamath River Levels
June 2 2023
Discharge Volume Today-2050.0 cfs (-4.74%) since yesterday
169.88% of Normal • 6 Streamgauges
Total streamflow across the
was last observed at
cfs, and is expected to yield approximately
acre-ft of water today; about 170%
River levels are high.
Average streamflow for this time of year is
with recent peaks last observed at
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.