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
 No scheduled release planned for this day.
 Scheduled release: 1300 cfs during the specified times.
Note: The water year type is changing to Below Normal on November 1 - see notes below.

 

November 2016
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
    1
 
2
 
3
 
4
 
51300 cfs
9am to noon
61300 cfs
9am to noon
7
 
8
 
9
 
10
 
11
 
121300 cfs
9am to noon
131300 cfs
9am to noon
14
 
15
 
16
 
17
 
18
 
191300 cfs
9am to noon
201300 cfs
9am to noon
21
 
22
 
23
 
24
 
25
 
261300 cfs
9am to noon
271300 cfs
9am to noon
28
 
29
 
30
 
     

 

December 2016
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
        1
 
2
 
31300 cfs
9am to noon
41300 cfs
9am to noon
5
 
6
 
7
 
8
 
9
 
101300 cfs
9am to noon
111300 cfs
9am to noon
12
 
13
 
14
 
15
 
16
 
171300 cfs
9am to noon
181300 cfs
9am to noon
19
 
20
 
21
 
22
 
23
 
241300 cfs
9am to noon
251300 cfs
9am to noon
26
 
27
 
28
 
29
 
30
 
311300 cfs
9am to noon

 

January 2017
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
11300 cfs
9am to noon
2
 
3
 
4
 
5
 
6
 
71300 cfs
9am to noon
81300 cfs
9am to noon
9
 
10
 
11
 
12
 
13
 
141300 cfs
9am to noon
151300 cfs
9am to noon
16
 
17
 
18
 
19
 
20
 
211300 cfs
9am to noon
221300 cfs
9am to noon
23
 
24
 
25
 
26
 
27
 
281300 cfs
9am to noon
291300 cfs
9am to noon
30
 
31
 
       

 

February 2017
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
      1
 
2
 
3
 
41300 cfs
9am to noon
51300 cfs
9am to noon
6
 
7
 
8
 
9
 
10
 
111300 cfs
9am to noon
121300 cfs
9am to noon
13
 
14
 
15
 
16
 
17
 
181300 cfs
9am to noon
191300 cfs
9am to noon
20
 
21
 
22
 
23
 
24
 
251300 cfs
9am to noon
261300 cfs
9am to noon
27
 
28
 
       

Water Management Issues:

1.  Based on CDEC B120 reports, which are forecasts of Full Natural Flow, 2016 was initially designated as an Above Normal water year.

2.  However, real measurements of Full Natural Flow above Folsom Reservoir show that the actual water year type is Below Normal.  As a result, from November 1 until the next B120 report comes out (early February), scheduled releases will be for a Below Normal year.  The significant difference is that weekend releases from November 1 onward will be 1300 cfs instead of 1500 cfs.

3.  The above schedule reflects the new Below Normal scenario through the end of February, 2017.  Note that the schedule after about Feb 10, 2017 could therefore change, so be sure to check back nearer the time.

4.  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.

5.  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.

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