Continue Monitoring and Data Analysis of the Aquatics Program Thermograph Network in the Upper Klamath Basin FY2014

Salmonid Research, Monitoring, and Evaluation (RM&E)

Recovery Domains -
Start Date10/05/2015
End Date09/30/2016
Last Edited05/08/2024
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The Klamath Tribes Aquatics Program has been conducting long-term monitoring of water temperature at 16 sites in the Sprague River since 2007. In 2012 the network was expanded to include 10 sites in the Wood and Williamson Rivers and five sites in Spencer Creek. This monitoring program will continue to provide several benefits to salmonid recovery and reintroduction efforts in the entire Klamath River watershed, by adding an additional nine thermographs to the Wood River sub-basin. First, this data set helps identify and quantify potential salmonid habitat in three major river basins. Second, program efforts are a tool to focus and direct upper basin restoration efforts and to guide reintroduction efforts. Finally, additional data set refining will encourage more widespread use of this data set by all restoration practitioners. The daily temperature information will guide the selection of Chinook Salmon strains to be introduced following the removal of four dams on the Klamath River. The temperature data will also assist restoration scientists in determining priority actions to remove constraints (such as diversions, dikes, riparian desecration, entrainment) that will be detrimental to salmon reintroduction. Project will collect data for the 2014-2015 water year.

Project Benefit    

This project will provide several benefits to salmonid recovery and reintroduction efforts in the entire Klamath River watershed. The project is considered a crucial step towards achieving a tribal goal of reintroduction and restoration of the Klamath Tribes historic salmonid fisheries, including Spring Chinook, Coho, and Steelhead species that have been extirpated from the Upper Klamath Basin.


Metric Completed Originally
Research and Monitoring
  Stream Miles Monitored 200.00

Funding Details

Report Total:$49,666

Project Map



  • Worksite Identifier: 40246221
  • Start Date: 04/01/2015
  • End Date:
Area Description
Wood River Valley

Location Information

  • Basin: Klamath (180102)
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: Oregon
  • Recovery Domain:
  • Latitude: 42.582339
  • Longitude: -121.941678


  • Upper Klamath / Trinity Rivers Chinook Salmon ESU




  • E.0 Salmonid Research, Monitoring, and Evaluation (RM&E)Y (Y/N)
    •      . . E.0.a RM&E Funding 49,666.00
    •      . . E.0.b
      Complement habitat restoration project
    •      . . E.0.c
      Project identified in a plan or watershed assessment.
    •      . . E.0.d.1 Number of Cooperating Organizations 0
    •      . . E.0.d.2
      Name Of Cooperating Organizations.
    •      . . E.0.e.1 Number of reports prepared 1
    •      . . E.0.e.2
      Name Of Report
      Chinook Salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) habitat assessment in the Wood River Valley, Oregon
    •      . . E.1 MonitoringY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . E.1.a Monitoring funding 49,666.00
      •      . . . . E.1.b.1 Stream Miles Monitored 200.00
      •      . . . . E.1.b.2 Acres of Watershed Area Monitored 750,000.0
      •      . . . . E.1.b.3 Square miles of water monitored (Square miles)
      •      . . . . E.1.c.8 Water quality monitoringY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . E.1.c.8.a # miles (to nearest 0.01 mile) of stream monitored for water quality 31.00
        •      . . . . E.1.d
          Name Of Comprehensive Monitoring Strategy/Program
          Thermograph monitoring of the Upper Klamath Basin watershed