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May 22, 2017:
Started reporting flow information for the following new Oregon site:
No. Umpqua - At Toketee Falls

May 20, 2017:
Started reporting flow information for the following new Oregon sites:
Lostine - Near Lostine
Succor Creek - Near Homedale

May 12, 2017:
Started reporting flow information for the following new California site:
No. Stanislaus - Below NF Diversion

April 20, 2017:
Finished a first pass of adding flow color-coding for reaches reported on the Alphabetical Listing flows pages.  Other states will follow.  Also have updated the Trigger Levels page to show both site-specific and reach-specific flow ranges.  Have reconciled site-specific flow ranges with reach-specific ones best I can.

However, this mini-project has been a real eye-opener.  There appears to be no consensus amongst guidebook authors or paddlers in general as to what "good flow" means.  Some think it's "perfect flow , others "fun flow", others "possible to survive flow", and within those groups each author/paddler has a different paddling style.  Evidently there's no pleasing everyone, and probably no hope of pleasing even a majority.  So, please treat the flow ranges (both site-specific and reach-specific) as just someone's opinion, and use them as filters to select possible runs of interest.  Don't, whatever you do, select runs to paddle based solely on these flow ranges and color codings.

April 14, 2017:
Started reporting flow information for the following new Washington site:
Wenatchee - At Plain

April 10, 2017:
Started adding flow color-coding for reaches reported on the Alphabetical Listing flows pages.  Note that flow color-coding on the Realtime page and others like it isn't reach-specific (since in general each flow site serves multiple reaches).  Color coding on the Alphabetical Listing pages, on the other hand, is reach-specific.

Few reaches on the Alphabetical Listing pages are color-coded now, but the number will increase over time; this is a work in progress.

April 6, 2017:
Added the following Oregon flow sites to the Fantasy Flows page:
Mi. Applegate - Above Applegate Lake
Carberry Creek - Above Applegate Lake
Dreamflows started reporting these sites at the request of Joseph Hatcher.

March 9, 2017:
Started reporting flow information for the following new Washington sites:
Quinault - At Quinault Lake
Mashel - Near La Grande
Sultan - Below Diversion Dam
Thunder Creek - Near Newhalem
Skagit - At Newhalem

March 2, 2017:
Started reporting flow information for the following new Colorado site:
Dolores - At Bedrock

February 27, 2017:
Started reporting flow information for the following new Colorado site:
Dolores - Below McPhee Reservoir
Dreamflows started reporting this site at the request of Bill Koons.

February 18, 2017:
Until now, Dreamflows reported two flow sites for Cache Creek at Rumsey.  The first was a physical gauge called Cache Creek - At Rumsey Bridge (Gage), but it was reliable only at higher flows (e.g. during winter).  The second flow site was a computed virtual gauge called Cache Creek - At Rumsey Bridge (Calc), which was reliable only when not raining (e.g. during summer).  USGS took over operation of the physical gauge in 2015, and appears to have done a good job of keeping it calibrated since then.  Consequently, the Cache Creek - At Rumsey Bridge (Calc) computed virtual gauge is no longer needed, so has been taken off the Dreamflows reports.  To match, Cache Creek - At Rumsey Bridge (Gage) has been renamed to just Cache Creek - At Rumsey Bridge.  Bottom line: Dreamflows now reports only one flow site at Rumsey, and it's a physical gauge named
Cache Creek - At Rumsey Bridge

February 17, 2017:
Started reporting flow information for the following new California site:
No. Cache Creek - Near Chalk Mountain
Dreamflows started reporting this site at the request of Tony DeRiggi.

February 9, 2017:
Started reporting flow information for the following new Oregon site/sites:
Thomas Creek - Near Scio
Butte Creek - At Monitor
Squaw Creek - At Sisters
Minam - At Minam
Donner Und Blitzen - Near Frenchglen

February 1, 2017:
Started reporting flow information for the following new California site:
Soquel Creek - At Soquel

January 30, 2017:
Started reporting flow information for the following new California sites:
Upper Truckee - At South Lake Tahoe
Donner Creek - Below Donner Lake
W. Fk Carson - At Woodfords

January 25, 2017:
Started reporting flow information for the following new California site:
Pit - At Canby

January 20, 2017:
Decided maintaining separate "Easywater Paddling" flow and cross-listing pages was too much work.  Besides, having to look for gauge and run information on separate pages is probably confusing for visitors.  So, copied gauge and associated run information from the "Easywater Paddling" pages to their respective primary flow and cross-listing pages.  The "Easywater Paddling" pages will go away soon.

January 19, 2017:
Started reporting flow information for the following new California site:
Garcia - At Eureka Hill Road

January 18, 2017:
Started reporting flow information for the following new California site:
Russian - At Hacienda Bridge

January 9, 2017:
Renamed the existing Oregon flow site from
Applegate - Above Applegate Lake
to
Mi. Applegate - Above Applegate Lake
as being more accurate.

January 7, 2017:
Started reporting flow information for the following new California site:
Santa Clara - Below Sespe Creek
This is a virtual gauge, computed from upstream gauges on the Santa Clara, Piru Creek and Sespe Creek.

January 5, 2017:
Added the following California flow sites to the Fantasy Flows page:
No. Salmon - Near Forks of Salmon
So. Salmon - At Forks of Salmon
Salmon - At Somes Bar
Redwood Creek - At Hwy 299
Mad River - Above Ruth Lake
Mattole - Near Ettersburg
McCloud - Above McCloud Res
McCloud - At Shasta Lake

January 5, 2017:
Started reporting realtime flow information for the following pre-existing California site:
Eb. No. Feather - Below Virgilia
Previously, Eb. No. Feather - Below Virgilia was reported as a rough estimate, but now it's an official NOAA gauge site.

January 4, 2017:
Added the following California flow sites to the Fantasy Flows page:
Indian Creek - Below Indian Falls
Spanish Creek - Near Keddie
Eb. No. Feather - Below Virgilia
West Br Feather - At Whiskey Flat Bridge
No. Yuba - Below Goodyears Bar
Mi. Yuba - Below Our House Dam
So. Yuba - At Hwy 49 Bridge

January 3, 2017:
Increased the total days displayed on Fantasy Flows graphs from 4 days to 6 days.

January 2, 2017:
Added the following California flow sites to the Fantasy Flows page:
No. Cache Creek - Above Indian Valley Res
Bear Creek - Above Cache Creek
Putah Creek - Below Hwy 29
Deer Creek - Near Smartville
So. American - Below Kyburz

December 27, 2016:
Changed the Dreamflows river flow graph format in several respects:

December 21, 2016:
Started reporting information for the following river permit:
Smith River - Camp Baker to Eden Bridge (MT)

December 14, 2016:
Added the option of displaying weighted median flow information on river permit graphs.  Some paddlers find median graphs more relevant than average graphs.  Comparing the two can also reveal behaviors not readily apparent when viewing either one alone.

December 13, 2016:
Started reporting flow information for the following new California site:
So. American - Below Alder Creek
Thanks to Thomas Moore and Hilde Schweitzer for their research and suggesting this flow site be reported.

December 9, 2016:
Started reporting information for the following river permit:
Tuolumne River - Lower Run (CA)

December 8, 2016:
Started reporting information for the following river permits:
Green River - Labyrinth Canyon (UT)
Green River - Stillwater Canyon (UT)

December 4, 2016:
Added a help page for the river permit system.  The help page is accessed from any River Permit page by clicking the "?" icon to the right of the title.

December 2, 2016:
Started reporting information for the following river permits:
Middle Fork Salmon River - Boundary Creek to Cache Bar (ID)
Main Salmon River - Corn Creek to Vinegar Creek (ID)
Selway River - Paradise to Selway Falls (ID)
Snake River - Hells Canyon (ID/OR)
Rogue River - Grave Creek to Foster Bar (OR)
North Fork Kern River - Forks of the Kern (CA)
Yampa River - Yampa Canyon (CO/UT)
Green River - Lodore to Split Mountain (CO/UT)
Green River - Desolation and Gray Canyons (UT)
Colorado River - Ruby and Horsethief Canyons (CO/UT)
Colorado River - Westwater Canyon (UT)
Colorado River - Cataract Canyon (UT)
Colorado River - Grand Canyon (AZ)
San Juan River - Upper and Lower San Juan (UT)
Salt River - Upper Salt (AZ)
Rio Chama - Chama Canyon (NM)
Smith River - Camp Baker to Eden Bridge (MT) - permit information for 2017 not available yet.

The above permits are listed on the new River Permit Index page.
Also added appropriate links to the flow report and cross-listing pages.

Special thanks to Ron Radzieta for sharing his original concept and annotated graphs (used as a basis for the Dreamflows permit pages).
Thanks also to Richard Ferguson for permission to use his permit application success rate data, and for his input on how best to display the data.


Note: The historical changes page provides a list of additional Dreamflows changes, going back to early 2002.

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