1. KRIS WEB. The Klamath Resource Information System (KRIS) pulls together maps,
data tables, charts, photographs and bibliographic resources into an easy-to-use, PCbased
computer program. For the Gualala River and several other nearby watersheds,
KRIS organizes information relevant to fisheries and water quality so that it can be
shared quickly and easily among agencies, private land owners and citizens.
2. FoGR. Friends of the Gualala River (FoGR) was formed by a group of local residents
in 1992. The group knows the threats, including vineyards, which are slowly killing the
river and is doing something about them. Visit their site and get involved in saving the
3. Gualala River TMDL. Under standards of the Clean Water Act, the Gualala River and
most North Coast rivers in California are polluted by excessive sediment. Total
Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) for sediment must be established for each river to ensure
that State water quality standards are achieved and beneficial uses protected.
Protection of cold water anadromous fish, including steelhead and coho salmon, is the
primary function of the Gualala River’s TMDL. Learn more about this TMDL at the
appropriate Federal and State websites.
4. Gualala River Estuary Study. This is the only other significant study recently
conducted on the river. It involved two years (2002-2003) of data collection and almost
two more years to prepare the report. The cost to taxpayers of the State was $172,500.
This report was being carried here, but, due to its very large file size (37.2 megabytes), it is no longer being offered. However, you can still obtain this report on CD from this investigator or from the California State Coastal Conservancy in Oakland, California.
“Gualala Estuary and Lower River Enhancement Plan: Results of 2002 and 2003
Physical and Biological Surveys” (PDF Format 39 megabytes) -- Sorry. No longer being offered here.