Dreamflows SF American - Chili Bar Release Schedule
 
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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
 Scheduled release: 1500 cfs during the specified times.
 Scheduled release: 1750 cfs during the specified times.
Note: The current water year type is Wet, and the following schedule is for a Wet water year - but see notes below.

 

April 2019
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
  11500 cfs
9am to noon
21500 cfs
9am to noon
31500 cfs
9am to noon
41500 cfs
9am to noon
51500 cfs
9am to noon
61750 cfs
7am to 1pm
71750 cfs
7am to 1pm
81500 cfs
9am to noon
91500 cfs
9am to noon
101500 cfs
9am to noon
111500 cfs
9am to noon
121500 cfs
9am to noon
131750 cfs
7am to 1pm
141750 cfs
7am to 1pm
151500 cfs
9am to noon
161500 cfs
9am to noon
171500 cfs
9am to noon
181500 cfs
9am to noon
191500 cfs
9am to noon
201750 cfs
7am to 1pm
211750 cfs
7am to 1pm
221500 cfs
9am to noon
231500 cfs
9am to noon
241500 cfs
9am to noon
251500 cfs
9am to noon
261500 cfs
9am to noon
271750 cfs
7am to 1pm
281750 cfs
7am to 1pm
291500 cfs
9am to noon
301500 cfs
9am to noon
       

 

May 2019
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
      11500 cfs
9am to noon
21500 cfs
9am to noon
31500 cfs
9am to noon
41750 cfs
7am to 1pm
51750 cfs
7am to 1pm
61500 cfs
9am to noon
71500 cfs
9am to noon
81500 cfs
9am to noon
91500 cfs
9am to noon
101500 cfs
9am to noon
111750 cfs
7am to 1pm
121750 cfs
7am to 1pm
131500 cfs
9am to noon
141500 cfs
9am to noon
151500 cfs
9am to noon
161500 cfs
9am to noon
171500 cfs
9am to noon
181750 cfs
7am to 1pm
191750 cfs
7am to 1pm
201500 cfs
9am to noon
211500 cfs
9am to noon
221500 cfs
9am to noon
231500 cfs
9am to noon
241500 cfs
9am to noon
251750 cfs
7am to 1pm
261750 cfs
7am to 1pm
271500 cfs
8am to noon
281500 cfs
8am to noon
291500 cfs
8am to noon
301500 cfs
8am to noon
311500 cfs
8am 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 8th 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 (April) B120 report translates to a Wet water year, and the above release schedule reflects this scenario through the end of May.  However, if the May B120 report indicates a different water year type, the schedule from May 10 or so onward will be different in some respects from the schedule shown above.  So be sure to check back around May 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.