Dreamflows American - Lake Natoma Release Schedule
 
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Releases on the American River from Lake Natoma

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

ColorMeaning
 Scheduled release is not yet known.
 Scheduled release: Less than 6000 cfs below Lake Natoma.
 Scheduled release: 6000 cfs or more below Lake Natoma.
 Ramping up/down from Lake Natoma.
 Projected release based on the most recent scheduled release.
Note: "Projected releases" (if present) are best guesses generated by Dreamflows.
Note: All other scheduled release information provided by U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.

 

April 2019
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
  15,200 cfs
 all day
25,200 cfs
 all day
35,200 cfs
 all day
4Ramping up
to 10,000 cfs
510,000 cfs
 all day
610,000 cfs
 all day
710,000 cfs
 all day
810,000 cfs
 all day
910,000 cfs
 all day
1010,000 cfs
 all day
1110,000 cfs
 all day
1210,000 cfs
 all day
1310,000 cfs
 all day
1410,000 cfs
 all day
15Change to
 9,500 cfs at 9pm
16Ramping down
to 8,300 cfs
17Ramping down
to 7,500 cfs
187,500 cfs
 all day
197,500 cfs
 all day
207,500 cfs
 all day
21Change to
 7,300 cfs at 9pm
227,300 cfs
 all day
237,300 cfs
 all day
247,300 cfs
 all day
257,300 cfs
 all day
267,300 cfs
 all day
277,300 cfs
 all day
287,300 cfs
 all day
297,300 cfs
 all day
307,300 cfs
 all day
       

 

May 2019
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
      17,300 cfs
 all day
27,300 cfs
 all day
3Change to
 8,000 cfs at 8am
48,000 cfs
 all day
58,000 cfs
 all day
6Change to
 9,000 cfs at 8am
79,000 cfs
 all day
89,000 cfs
 all day
99,000 cfs
 all day
10Ramping down
to 8,000 cfs
118,000 cfs
 all day
128,000 cfs
 all day
13Change to
 9,000 cfs at 9pm
149,000 cfs
 all day
159,000 cfs
 all day
169,000 cfs
 all day
17Change to
 10,000 cfs at 8am
1810,000 cfs
all day
1910,000 cfs
all day
2010,000 cfs
all day
2110,000 cfs
all day
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Water Management Issues:

1.  The above schedule is based on information provided by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.

2.  Detailed scheduled release information for the next few days is shown on this graph.

3.  Releases shown are expected releases.  Actual releases may be different, and may change at short notice.  In addition, sudden higher or lower (or no) releases may result from emergency mechanical or electrical conditions.

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