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 Summary of current Klamath River Flows


Information from Barbara Hall, Klamath Bucket Brigade 11/7/05


11/07/05 What a difference a week and a change in the weather can make to the river flows in the Klamath River Basin.  Check out what 4 days of rain in Northern California and rain/snow mixed in Southern Oregon can do for the Klamath River as it flows out into the Pacific Ocean:  USGS Flow Graphs - November 7, 2005.   Starting from the Shasta (147 cfs to now 430 cfs) and Scott Rivers (48 cfs to now 663 cfs), the Klamath River gauge at Seiad is showing 3,110 cfs - up nearly 2000 cfs from last Monday.  The Salmon River (241 cfs last week) is now flowing at 2,880 cfs.  The river gauge at Orleans, above where the Trinity converges was sitting at 2,190 cfs flow last Monday but today is showing 12, 300 cfs.  All those creeks and little streams flowing into the Klamath River below the Salmon River must be over running their banks.  The Trinity River, where it flows into the Klamath at Hoopa, California is flowing at 4,070 cfs - up from 782 cfs last Monday and the releases out of Lewiston Dam are just above 300 cfs, which means that over 3,500 cfs is coming from rainfall.  The big surprise this morning was the Klamath River at Klamath, California.  It topped out at 40,000 cfs yesterday and is now flowing at 26,900 cfs!!  Somewhere between the convergence of Trinity and the mouth, almost another 10,000 cfs is entering the Klamath River.


Check out the link above - the actual USGS flow graphs really show what's going on down river.





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