McKinney Fire 95% Contained

Klamath river communities continue to recover this week from several fires and a shocking fish kill. The McKinney and Yeti fires along the middle Klamath are over 90% contained. And while the Six Rivers Lightning Complex near Willow Creek along the Trinity river is only 17% contained, evacuations have eased.

As sediment loads are settling out and oxygen levels in the river normalize, Tribes and Agencies continue to collect data to better understand the causes and overall impacts of the McKinney Fire Fish Kill. So far, there are no reports of the event impacting this year’s adult salmon migration, but things are being closely monitored as the Klamath River is running a muddy brown all the way to the Pacific. Tribes and agencies will release more information in the coming weeks and months to help inform future land and water management decisions.

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