Disclaimer of Liability

The data presented by and available through this web site consists of information from a variety of private, local, state, and federal agencies and non-governmental organizations, which is integrated into a single web location (i.e., portal) for the Klamath Basin, southern Oregon and northern California. This website is provided as a public service by Klamath County, Oregon, as a cooperative effort with these private, local, state, and federal agencies and non-governmental organizations (the "Participants"). Neither the Participants nor any other entity providing access to information through this web site, nor any of the Participant's employees, Consultants or Subcontractors, make any warranty, express or implied, including the fitness of the information for a particular purpose, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, usefulness of any information, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe on privately owned rights. The user of this application assumes all responsibility and risk for the use of the information for any decision made as a result of this information, available from this server and the Internet in general. The user alone is responsible for the application and interpretation of this information and is responsible for use consistent with an appropriate level of caution.

Demonstration Project

This is a DEMONSTRATION application initiated by Klamath County, Oregon, with the express purpose of applying and evaluating new and emerging technologies in an effort to share information pertaining to water supply, natural resource and social and economic issues associated with water and resources management in the Klamath Basin. The vision is a common base of information to guide discussion, debate and resolution of the complex economic, social, and resource management issues within the Basin. The development of this demonstration application is guided by a formal document which identifies various future tools and applications. Those interested in participating may contact the Klamath County Public Works Department (lhickey @ co.klamath.or.us).


The user formally acknowledges that this is a DEMONSTRATION application and acknowledges and accepts the Disclaimer of Liability upon entering or using components of this application.

Klamath Basin DSS

Tools and Data

The ultimate vision for the Klamath Basin DSS is the development and implementation of a comprehensive set of information sources (i.e., data) and tools (i.e., applications) implemented within a web environment, capable of assisting a broad audience with resource management decisions. The audience envisioned includes private landowners, the business community, interested citizens, tribal governments, local government, non-profit organizations, and state and local governmental agencies. A considerable portion of the information provided through this DSS is already available in various forms, within the public domain. The unique aspect of this DSS, is the integration of these data in a manner that can be used to reach decisions.

The Advisory Committee (AC) organized by Klamath County to guide the development of this DSS identified "data transparency and quality" as an important issue early in the development process. The issues articulated by members of the AC were that users of this DSS should be able to access the original source of the data, understand potential limitations of the data, and be provided guidance to assist with the interpretation of the data to reasonably avoid misinterpretation and misuse. Data and transparency are provided through direct links to the source data. A minimum requirement for providing data is metadata and a description of how the information was created. The use of various standards, including Web Map Service (WMS), Web Feature Service (WFS), Web Coverage Service (WCS) and other related standards recognized by the Open GIS consortium are strongly encouraged to minimize data management and maintenance costs. If you have information you wish to share through this DSS you may contact Lani Hickey at the Klamath County Public Works Department (lhickey @ co.klamath.or.us).

Several tools are envisioned for implementation through this DSS and are described by the Use Cases within Functional Requirements Document. Tools presently under development include the MapViewers, a Water Supply Forecast Tracking Tool, and a Watershed Restoration Tool. Future potential tools include an Upper Klamath Lake Elevation Forecast Tool and improved water supply forecast tools specific to water use and environmental flow requirements.