Total Maximum Daily Loads

Positive actions are being undertaken and accomplished to improve water quality in the Klamath River and its tributaries. We appreciate your interest and involvement. Together we can work towards a better river environment for everyone.

 

Current actions

Revised Klamath and Lost River Total Maximum Daily Load available for public comment

The Upper Klamath and Lost River TMDL was first issued in May 2010. At that time the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approved all of the components of the TMDL except for temperature. During this time it was also noted that seven entities affected by the TMDL in Klamath County petitioned the DEQ director to reconsider various components of the TMDL. The director granted the reconsideration based on these petitions. 

Subject to public review and comment, DEQ intends to reissue the TMDL and Water Quality Management Plan. Part of the review process is an opportunity for public comment, based on the TMDL document, WQMP and other DEQ information.

 

Revised Klamath and Lost River TMDL and WQMP
Fact Sheet: Upper Klamath and Lost River Subbasins TMDL 
Response to Petitions for Reconsideration - Final Draft
View the public notice

 

​Butte Subbasin

TMDL Not Started (Minimal or no activity)

Upper Klamath Lake Drainage: Sprague, Upper Klamath Lake and Williamson Subbasins

TMDL approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Aug. 7, 2002

     Supporting Documentation:

Upper Klamath and Lost River Subbasins

TMDL issued by DEQ and submitted to EPA for approval on Dec. 21, 2010.

Memorandums of Agreement

Forward looking infrared remote sensing survey reports

​Contact

Klamath Basin Coordinator:
Mike Hiatt, Klamath Falls
541-273-7002