Upper Klamath Lake
and the smaller adjoining Agency Lake form a 28,000-ha shallow waterbody, making them the largest freshwater lake system in Oregon (Johnson and others 1985).
Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley would have increased water diversions from Upper Klamath Lake
by 58 billion gallons this year, despite the fact that the bill would provide only 9.8 billion gallons of additional water through a water use reduction program confined to the lake's tributaries.
(2010) found PIT-tag antennas helped increase apparent survival estimates (approaching 100%) for spawning Lost River suckers (Deltistes luxatus) in Upper Klamath Lake
Paleolimnological evidence of change in a shallow, hypereutrophic lake: Upper Klamath Lake
, Oregon, USA.
The Klamath River rises in upper Klamath Lake
, in south-central
The farmers' water had to be taken, said the BOR, for the benefit of the Lost River sucker and the short-nose sucker, both of which had been listed as "endangered" in the Upper Klamath Lake
, and the coho salmon, which was listed as "threatened" in the Klamath River.
The fiver begins in Klamath Falls, Oregon, at the southern outlet of Upper Klamath Lake
, a body of water so shallow that a tall man could nearly cross it without wetting his hat.
Upper Klamath Lake
, formed by natural forces and dependent on melting snow pack and precipitation for replenishment, has been one of the most reliable water sources for irrigators during dry times.
Citing concerns over endangered coho salmon in the Klamath River and endangered sucker fish in Upper Klamath Lake
, the bureau had warned early this year that as many as 90 percent of water-rights holders might not receive any water whatsoever in the summer.
While business and other leaders officially ushered high tech into the region, farmers outside the city were agonizing over yet another loss to agriculture: the feds' denial of Upper Klamath Lake
water to crops this summer.
Many of the manufacturers harvest algae from the same source - Upper Klamath Lake
in Oregon, which is said to produce the creme de la creme of all algae.