Louisa McCovey



(707) 482-1822 ext 1009

Koiya Tuttle
Assistant Director


(707) 482-1822 x 1000

Matt Hanington
Environmental Specialist


(707) 482-1822 x 1002

(707) 954-7519

Merle Stevenson
Environmental Technician


(707) 482-1822 x 1000


Yurok Tribe
Klamath Office
15900 Hwy 101 N
PO Box 1027
Klamath, CA 95548

Water Division

The Water Division is dedicated to the monitoring and protection of water quality and water resources of the Yurok Tribe, including the Klamath River, its tributaries and wetland areas.

In August 2004 the Yurok Tribal Council passed the Water Quality Control Plan for the Yurok Reservation. This document set water quality standards for the Klamath River and its tributaries. This document also established a process for obtaining a Tribal Water Quality Certification for "Agency Actions" (Federally and State funded projects subject to NEPA or CEQA compliance) that have the potential to impact water quality of surface waters within the Yurok Reservation.

YTEP has established a fee system to permit these projects and has set the precedence of permitting projects on the Yurok Reservation. This allows the Yurok Tribe to exert its jurisdiction in regulating impacts to water quaity and protecting its water resources. Follow the permit application links at the bottom of the page for more information on the Yurok Tribal WQ Certification process.

YTEP is an active member of the Klamath Basin Tribal Water Quality Workgroup. The Work Group is comprised of the heads of environmental departments of the Yurok, Hoopa Valley, and Karuk Tribes, the Quartz Valley Indian Community, and the Resighini Rancheria.



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Real-Time Monitoring

WQ Reports & Documents

WQ Ordinances and Regulations

YTEP WQ Permit Applications

WQ Plans