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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.
 Scheduled release: 1500 cfs during the specified times.
Note: So far, 2016 is designed as a Below Normal water year - but see notes below.

 

February 2016
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
  1
 
2
 
3
 
4
 
5
 
61300 cfs
9am to noon
7
 
8
 
9
 
10
 
11
 
12
 
131300 cfs
9am to noon
141300 cfs
9am to noon
15
 
16
 
17
 
18
 
19
 
201300 cfs
9am to noon
211300 cfs
9am to noon
22
 
23
 
24
 
25
 
26
 
271300 cfs
9am to noon
281300 cfs
9am to noon
29
 
         

 

March 2016
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
    11300 cfs
9am to noon
2
 
31300 cfs
9am to noon
41300 cfs
9am to noon
51500 cfs
9am to noon
61500 cfs
9am to noon
71300 cfs
9am to noon
81300 cfs
9am to noon
9
 
101300 cfs
9am to noon
111300 cfs
9am to noon
121500 cfs
9am to noon
131500 cfs
9am to noon
141300 cfs
9am to noon
151300 cfs
9am to noon
16
 
171300 cfs
9am to noon
181300 cfs
9am to noon
191500 cfs
9am to noon
201500 cfs
9am to noon
211300 cfs
9am to noon
221300 cfs
9am to noon
23
 
241300 cfs
9am to noon
251300 cfs
9am to noon
261500 cfs
9am to noon
271500 cfs
9am to noon
281300 cfs
9am to noon
291300 cfs
9am to noon
30
 
311300 cfs
9am to noon
   

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 (February) B120 report translates to a Below Normal water year, and the above release schedule reflects this scenario through the end of March.  However, if the March B120 report indicates a different water year, the schedule from March 10 or so onward will be different in some respects from the schedule shown above.  So be sure to check back around March 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.