Klamath River flows

Immediately downstream of the J.C. Boyle Dam site, the Klamath River enters a series of rugged, deep gorges and narrow canyons. In 1994, the section of river between the J.C. Boyle Powerhouse and California state line was designated a National Wild and Scenic River by the U.S. Secretary of the Interior. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management manages the river in cooperation with the State of Oregon. Water releases into the Klamath River are managed by Bureau of Reclamation and made from Keno Dam. To learn about whitewater rafting opportunities in Upper Klamath River please contact the Klamath Falls office of the BLM at 541-883-6916.

Because PacifiCorp ceased power generation at the J.C. Boyle Powerhouse in January 2024 and the Klamath River Renewal Corporation is in the process of removing J.C. Boyle Dam, PacifiCorp does not have operational control of the river and is therefore no longer posting streamflow forecasts. For current flow information on the Klamath River, please refer to the websites for the gaging stations maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey: