Klamath River Experiencing Fish Kill as a Result from McKinney Fire

As Klamath communities are still grappling with the Mckinney fire, the river is now experiencing impacts as well. Intense rains last week caused flash flooding in dry creek beds coming out of the McKinney burn area, washing ash, silt, and other debris into the Klamath River. This influx of detritus caused O2 levels to drop to zero in the mid reaches of the river, resulting in a fish kill. Biologists are reporting thousands of dead suckers, lamprey, trout, and juvenile coho.

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