Fall/Winter Operations

Water management from October through February will follow a formulaic approach focused on meeting the needs of coho salmon in the Klamath River while increasing water storage in UKL and providing fall/winter water deliveries to the Project and Lower Klamath NWR. This approach attempts to ensure adequate water storage and sucker habitat in UKL while providing variable river flows that mimic natural hydrology, based on real-time hydrologic conditions in the upper Klamath Basin.  Reclamation will determine a flow release target from Link River Dam based on real-time hydrologic conditions.  The flow release target from Link River Dam combined with accretions downstream from Link River Dam is intended to provide at least minimum daily target flows below IGD, and flows greater than minimums when hydrologic conditions allow.