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Releases Below Chili Bar Dam

In the tables that follow, each date is color-coded according to the kind of release scheduled for that day:

ColorMeaning
  No scheduled release planned for this day. 
  Scheduled release: 1300 cfs during the specified times. 
Note: So far, 2015 is a Super Dry water year - see notes below.

 

March 2015
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
 1
 
 2
 
 3
 
 4
 
 5
 
 6
 
 7   1300 cfs
 9am - noon 
 8
 
 9
 
 10
 
 11
 
 12
 
 13
 
 14   1300 cfs
 9am - noon 
 15
 
 16
 
 17
 
 18
 
 19
 
 20
 
 21   1300 cfs
 9am - noon 
 22
 
 23
 
 24
 
 25
 
 26
 
 27
 
 28   1300 cfs
 9am - noon 
 29
 
 30
 
 31
 
       

 

April 2015
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
       1
 
 2
 
 3
 
 4   1300 cfs
 9am - noon 
 5   1300 cfs
 9am - noon 
 6   1300 cfs
 9am - noon 
 7
 
 8
 
 9
 
 10
 
 11   1300 cfs
 9am - noon 
 12   1300 cfs
 9am - noon 
 13   1300 cfs
 9am - noon 
 14
 
 15
 
 16
 
 17
 
 18   1300 cfs
 9am - noon 
 19   1300 cfs
 9am - noon 
 20   1300 cfs
 9am - noon 
 21
 
 22
 
 23
 
 24
 
 25   1300 cfs
 9am - noon 
 26   1300 cfs
 9am - noon 
 27   1300 cfs
 9am - noon 
 28
 
 29
 
 30
 
   

Water Management Issues:

1.  This time of year, the Chili Bar release schedule is based month-to-month on the apparent water year type, which in turn is based on CA DWR's B120 report.  The B120 report comes out around the 10th of each month.  If the new water year type designation is different from the previous one, then (after a grace period of a couple of days) the Chili Bar release schedule changes accordingly.

2.  The current (March) B120 report translates to a Super Dry water year, and the above release schedule reflects this scenario through the end of April.  However, if the April B120 report indicates a water year Below Normal or better (increasingly unlikely as time goes by, but still possible), the schedule from April 10 or so onward will be different in some respects from the schedule shown above.  So be sure to check back around April 10 for an update.

3.  Times reflect releases at Chili Bar.  It takes approximately two hours for the water to travel from Chili Bar to Coloma, and three hours to Camp Lotus.

4.  Releases shown are minimum releases.  Actual releases may be higher than shown.  In addition, sudden higher or lower (or no) releases may result from emergency mechanical or electrical conditions.

5.  Users are urged to use caution and to wear all appropriate personal protective equipment.