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Eclipse Advisories

Posted on: October 11, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Klamath Eclipse 2023

Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Klamath County could see up to 60,000 visitors during the eclipse this Saturday. There is potential for slow internet and dropped calls later this week.

Eclipse overview

Klamath County will provide some of the nation’s best views of the annular eclipse coming October 14, 2023. The moon will begin to move across the sun at 8:05 a.m. with the maximum eclipse happening at 9:19 a.m. The moon finishes its path of blocking the sun at 10:41 a.m.

Multiagency coordinating group

Bureau of Land Management • Klamath County Board of County Commissioners • Klamath County • Emergency Management • Klamath County Fire Chief • Klamath County Sheriff’s Office • The Klamath Tribes • National Parks Service • Oregon Department of Forestry • Oregon Department of Parks & Recreation • Oregon Department of Transportation • Oregon State Police • Sky Lakes Medical Center • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service • U.S. Forest Service

Limited cell service, slow internet

Most of the best viewing areas for the eclipse have very limited or no cell service. Due to the anticipated use of technology, expect slow internet. 

Traffic updates: Trip Check

Make the right call. Here are some helpful numbers if you need assistance:

    2-1-1: Connect with local resources

    9-8-8: Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

    5-1-1: Oregon TripCheck - Travel Info

    6-7-7: Oregon State Police

    9-1-1: Emergency Line

    Non-emergency number Klamath County Sheriff and Oregon State Police: To make a non-emergency report call 541-884-4876 and use key option No. 4. This non-emergency call makes a report, generates an incident and is tracked but does not interfere with the emergency side of 911 dispatch.

Public information contacts

    Commissioner Kelley Minty,, (Monday through Friday)

    Commissioner Dave Henslee,, (Saturday)

    Commissioner Derrick DeGroot,, (Sunday)

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