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California North Coast   Time          Flow         Gauge   BBS Comments
No. Smith  At Gasquet (est)   7:45am  634      May 14 79% confidence actual flow is between 500 and 750 cfs + Falling 23 cfs/hr
Mi. Smith  At Gasquet (est)   7:45am  Low      May 14 Estimate is outside the model's range of 300-6000 cfs
Smith  Steel Pipe At Gasquet   n/a        May 14 Flow currently unavailable
Smith  At Oregon Hole Gorge (est)   8:45am  970      May 14 85% confidence actual flow is between 775 and 1150 cfs + Falling 35 cfs/hr
So. Smith  Near Hiouchi (est)   8:45am  820      2012 85% confidence actual flow is between 650 and 975 cfs + Falling 30 cfs/hr
Smith  At Jedediah Smith   8:45am  1,790   7.23ft   2014 Falling 65 cfs/hr
Klamath  J.C. Boyle Schedule (sched)   12:30pm  1,400       
Klamath  Below J.C. Boyle Plant   8:45am  1,560   4.75ft    
Klamath  Below Iron Gate Dam   9:15am  1,010   2.40ft   2009  
Shasta  Near Yreka   9:00am  110   3.16ft    
Klamath  Below Seiad Valley   9:00am  1,330   2.39ft   2009  
Kidder Creek  Below Babs Fork   n/a        2011 Flow currently unavailable
Scott  Near Fort Jones   9:30am    4.37ft   2010  
Indian Creek  Near Happy Camp (Klamath)   8:45am  97   4.14ft   Falling 3 cfs/hr
Klamath  At Orleans   8:30am  2,580   3.97ft   2009 Water 59°F
Klamath  At Klamath Glen   8:30am  3,840   9.03ft   Water 60°F
No. Salmon  Near Forks of Salmon (est)   7:30am  Low      2011 Estimate is outside the model's range of 400-4000 cfs
So. Salmon  At Forks of Salmon (est)   7:30am  Low      2009 Estimate is outside the model's range of 400-4000 cfs
Salmon  At Somes Bar   9:30am  665   2.74ft   Sep 2 Falling 14 cfs/hr
Coffee Creek  Above Trinity River   n/a        2011 No estimate for this time of year
Trinity  Above Coffee Creek   8:30am  58   3.19ft   2008  
Trinity  Inflow Clair Engle Lake   n/a        Flow currently unavailable
Trinity  Below Lewiston Dam   8:30am  293   13.56ft   Sep 18 Schedule + Water 55°F
Trinity  At Douglas City   9:00am  311   5.94ft   Sep 18 Water 53°F
Indian Creek  Near Douglas City   8:30am    0.80ft   2012  
No. Trinity  At Helena   8:00am  261   3.99ft   2012 Water 54°F + Falling 3 cfs/hr
Trinity  At Pigeon Point   8:00am  686      Sep 18  
Trinity  At Cedar Flat   8:45am  703   3.28ft   Sep 18  
New River  At Denny   n/a        2008 No estimate for this time of year
New River  New River Gorge   n/a        2011 Recent trends + Flow currently unavailable
Hayfork Creek  At Hyampom   n/a        No estimate for this time of year
So. Trinity  At Forest Glen   n/a        No estimate for this time of year
So. Trinity  Below Hyampom   9:30am  55   3.47ft   2010  
Trinity  At Hoopa   9:00am  675   11.57ft   Sep 18 Water 59°F
Redwood Creek  At Hwy 299   8:45am  38   1.57ft   2012  
Redwood Creek  At Orick   9:15am  196   10.25ft   2009 Falling 3 cfs/hr
Mad River  Above Ruth Lake   n/a        Flow currently unavailable
Mad River  At Arcata   8:45am  136   5.05ft   2011 Rising 5 cfs/hr
Van Duzen  At Bridgeville   8:15am  35   0.35ft   2012  
Mi. Eel  Near Dos Rios   9:00am  12   3.10ft   2011  
So. Eel  At Leggett   8:30am  48   5.86ft   2012  
Eel  Rel Lake Pillsbury   n/a        2011 Flow currently unavailable
Eel  Inflow Van Arsdale   n/a        2010 Flow currently unavailable
Eel  Below Outlet Creek   n/a        2010 No estimate for this time of year
Eel  At Fort Seward   8:15am  62   6.92ft   2009  
Eel  At Scotia   8:15am  190   9.17ft   2009  
Mattole  Near Ettersburg   9:00am  81   9.41ft   2010 Falling 2 cfs/hr
Noyo River  Below South Fork   9:15am    2.31ft    
Rancheria Creek  At Mountain View Rd   n/a        2010 No estimate for this time of year
Navarro  Near Navarro   8:15am    1.50ft   2010  
So. Gualala  Near Sea Ranch   8:45am    4.29ft    
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California Central/South Coast   Time          Flow         Gauge   BBS Comments
E. Fk Russian  Above Lake Mendocino   8:15am  48   5.79ft    
Big Sulphur Cr  At Geysers Resort   8:15am    2.91ft    
Big Sulphur Cr  Near Cloverdale   8:30am    18.50ft   2012  
Russian  At Hopland   9:00am  85      2010 Water 61°F
Russian  Near Cloverdale   9:00am  81   2.22ft   2012 Water 62°F
Russian  Near Healdsburg   8:45am  68   1.04ft   2009  
Mark West Creek  Near Santa Rosa   n/a        2012 No estimate for this time of year
Napa  Near Napa   9:00am     4.43ft   2009  
Arroyo Mocho  Near Livermore   n/a        Site currently not operational
Arroyo Valle  Above Lake Del Valle   8:45am    0.53ft   2009  
Alameda Creek  Near Niles   9:00am  25   2.91ft   2006 Water 60°F
Arroyo Hondo  Near San Jose   9:00am    3.97ft   2010 Water 56°F
Guadalupe  At San Jose   9:00am    4.31ft    
San Francisquito Cr  At Stanford University   9:00am    0.04ft    
Coyote Creek  Above Coyote Lake   8:15am    1.37ft    
Pescadero Creek  Near Pescadero   9:00am    0.84ft    
San Lorenzo  At Felton   8:30am    2.79ft   2012  
San Lorenzo  At Santa Cruz   9:00am    5.38ft    
San Antonio  Near Lockwood   8:15am    2.65ft    
Carmel  At Robles Del Rio   9:15am    0.97ft    
Carmel  Near Carmel   9:00am    2.91ft    
Big Sur  Near Big Sur   9:15am    4.00ft    
Big Sur  Andrew Molera State Park   n/a        Site currently not operational
Arroyo Seco  Near Greenfield   9:15am     6.64ft   2014  
Arroyo Seco  Near Soledad   9:00am    0.14ft    
Cuyama  Below Buckhorn Canyon   8:30am    5.78ft    
Santa Ynez  Below Los Laureles Canyon   8:45am    1.11ft    
Piru Creek  Above Pyramid Lake   9:00am    0.57ft    
Piru Creek  Above Lake Piru   9:15am    3.02ft   2008  
Piru Creek  Below Lake Piru   8:45am    1.58ft   2011  
Sespe Creek  Near Fillmore   9:15am    4.03ft    
Santa Margarita  Near Temecula   9:00am    1.64ft   Water 73°F
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California Sacramento Valley   Time          Flow         Gauge   BBS Comments
Sacramento  Below Box Canyon Dam   n/a        2012 Recent flows + Flow currently unavailable
Sacramento  At Delta   9:30am  193   4.09ft   2014 Falling 2 cfs/hr
McCloud  Above McCloud Res   9:30am  552   1.17ft   2013  
McCloud  Below McCloud Dam   5:45am  205       
McCloud  At Ah-Di-Na   5:45am  201   1.31ft   2009  
McCloud  At Shasta Lake   9:00am  266   9.44ft   2010 Water 51°F
Pit  Above Pit 1 Powerhouse   8:00am  1,006      May 8  
Pit  Below Pit 1 Powerhouse   9:00am  1,040   5.22ft   May 8  
Pit  Below Pit 3 Dam   n/a        Flow currently unavailable
Pit  Below Pit 4 Dam   3:00am  420      2011  
Pit  At Big Bend   3:00am  394      May 8  
Clear Creek  Below Whiskeytown Lake   8:45am  168   3.20ft   2012 Schedule + Water 55°F
So. Battle Creek  Above NF Confluence   n/a        Flow currently unavailable
Battle Creek  Above Baldwin Creek   n/a        Insufficient data available to estimate flow
Battle Creek  At Coleman Fish Hatchery   8:30am  211   0.75ft   2010  
No. Cottonwood  Above Middle Fork   n/a        2010 No estimate for this time of year
Mi. Cottonwood  Above North Fork   n/a        2009 No estimate for this time of year
So. Cottonwood  At Bowman Road   n/a        2009 No estimate for this time of year
Sacramento  At Bend Bridge   8:45am  5,700   1.49ft   2011 Water 60°F
Antelope Creek  Above Cone Grove Rd   n/a        2012 No estimate for this time of year
Elder Creek  At Lowrey Road   9:30am  ART   67.02ft   2009  
Mill Creek  At End of Canyon   8:45am  85   1.77ft   2009 Water 56°F
Deer Creek  Near Vina   9:15am  72   1.77ft   2011 Water 13°F
Stony Creek  Inflow Black Butte Res   n/a        Flow currently unavailable
Butte Creek  Near Chico   9:00am  103   1.26ft   2012 Water 55°F
No. Cache Creek  Above Indian Valley Res   9:00am    2.50ft    
No. Cache Creek  Rel Indian Valley Dam   9:00am    1.14ft    
Cache Creek  Below Clear Lake   9:30am    1.88ft    
Bear Creek  Above Cache Creek   8:30am    3.73ft   2008  
Cache Creek  At Rumsey Bridge (Gage)   8:15am       2013  
Cache Creek  At Rumsey Bridge (Calc) (est)   10:30am  12      2009 Confidence unknown, treat this estimate with suspicion
Putah Creek  Below Hwy 29   8:30am    2.72ft    
Putah Creek  Below Lake Berryessa   9:00am  113   6.14ft   Jun 25  
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California Sierra - West Slope - Northern   Time          Flow         Gauge   BBS Comments
Indian Creek  Below Indian Falls   9:00am  31   7.00ft   2011  
Spanish Creek  Near Keddie   8:30am  22   0.91ft   2014  
Eb. No. Feather  Below Virgilia (est)   11:30am  Low      2014 Estimate is outside the model's range of 150-4000 cfs
No. Feather  Below Rock Creek Dam   3:00am  266      Sep 10  
No. Feather  Below Grizzly Creek   3:00am  197      2014  
No. Feather  Below Poe Dam   3:00am  118      2014  
West Br Feather  At Whiskey Flat Bridge   n/a        2013 Flow currently unavailable
Mi. Feather  Below Sloat   n/a        2008 No estimate for this time of year
Mi. Feather  At Milsap Bar   7:00am  215   5.54ft   2012 Please report trip + Rising 4 cfs/hr
So. Feather  Below Little Grass Valley   9:00am  11   7.11ft   Aug 25 Water 48°F
So. Feather  Below SF Diversion Dam   9:15am    5.24ft   Water 48°F
Lost Creek  Below Lost Creek Res   9:15am    4.81ft   Water 48°F
So. Feather  Below Forbestown Div Dam   9:15am    4.51ft   2011 Water 54°F
Lavezzola Creek  Above Downie River   n/a        2011 No estimate for this time of year
Pauley Creek  At Pauley Creek Falls   n/a        2012 No estimate for this time of year
No. Yuba  At Sierra City   n/a        Apr 30 No estimate for this time of year
No. Yuba  Below Goodyears Bar   8:45am  117   1.67ft   Oct 14  
No. Yuba  Above Slate Creek   8:30am  139   4.03ft   Rising 2 cfs/hr
Slate Creek  Below Diversion Dam   9:15am  21   4.92ft   Water 49°F
No. Yuba  Inflow New Bullards Bar   n/a        Insufficient data available to estimate flow
No. Yuba  Below New Bullards Bar   5:00am       2011  
Mi. Yuba  Below Jackson Meadows   8:45am  38      2011  
Mi. Yuba  Below Milton Dam   8:45am    4.69ft   2011  
Mi. Yuba  Above Our House Dam   8:00am  29      Data are preliminary and subject to revision
Mi. Yuba  Below Our House Dam   5:00am  28   17.06ft   2014  
So. Yuba  Near Cisco   8:30am    1.88ft   2013 Data are preliminary and subject to revision
Fordyce Creek  Below Fordyce Dam   8:30am  62   2.61ft   Aug 27 Data are preliminary and subject to revision
Canyon Creek  Below French Lake   n/a        Sep 22 Flow currently unavailable
Canyon Creek  Below Bowman Lake   n/a        2014 Flow currently unavailable
So. Yuba  At Lang Crossing   8:30am    35.99ft   2014 Data are preliminary and subject to revision
So. Yuba  At Hwy 49 Bridge   5:00am  35   1.84ft   2014  
Yuba  Below Englebright Dam   9:00am  798   6.89ft    
Deer Creek  Near Smartville   9:00am  BRT   1.28ft    
Yuba  Below Deer Creek   8:00am  802       
Bear  At Hwy 20 Bridge   8:30am    0.40ft   2008 Data are preliminary and subject to revision
Bear  Below Drum Afterbay   8:30am    0.64ft   2008 Data are preliminary and subject to revision
Bear  Below Dutch Flat Afterbay   8:30am  12      2011  
Bear  At Hwy 174 Bridge   8:30am  82   1.17ft   2011  
No. American  Inflow Lake Clementine   9:15am  46   0.34ft   2014  
Rubicon  Below Hell Hole Dam   n/a        2013 Site currently not operational
Rubicon  At Ellicott Bridge   8:15am  80   2.03ft   2013 Data are preliminary and subject to revision
Mi. American  NF at Mosquito Ridge Rd   n/a        2013 Flow currently unavailable
Mi. American  Above Tunnel Chute   9:00am  159   8.37ft   Sep 18  
Silver Fk American  Below Oyster Creek   8:00am       2013  
Silver Fk American  Above SF American (est)   8:00am  23      2013  
So. American  Below Kyburz   8:00am  35   1.71ft   2013  
South Silver  At Autobahn   n/a        2012 Site currently not operational
So. Silver Cr  Below Ice House Res   n/a        2012 Site currently not operational
Silver Creek  Below Camino Dam   n/a        Flow currently unavailable
So. American  Slab Creek Res Elevation   n/a        Flow currently unavailable
So. American  Below Slab Creek Dam   n/a        2012 Insufficient data available to estimate flow
So. American  At Chili Bar   9:30am  208   1.21ft   Oct 14 Schedule + News and Rumors
No. Weber Creek  Inflow Weber Res   8:00am    0.48ft   2013  
So. American  Below Weber Creek   8:45am        Reports only water temperature + Water 56°F
American  Folsom Lake Elevation   n/a        2014 Flow currently unavailable
American  Below Lake Natoma   9:00am  1,070   4.78ft   2012 Water 65°F
No. Cosumnes  At Sand Ridge Rd   n/a        Flow currently unavailable
Mi. Cosumnes  At Mt Aukum Rd   7:00am  50   3.66ft   2014  
Cosumnes  At Michigan Bar   8:30am    2.15ft   2011 Water 59°F
No. Mokelumne  Salt Springs Inflow   n/a        2010 Flow currently unavailable
No. Mokelumne  Below Salt Springs Res   n/a        2009 Flow currently unavailable
No. Mokelumne  Above Tiger Cr Afterbay   n/a        2014 Flow currently unavailable
No. Mokelumne  Below Tiger Creek Dam   n/a        May 8 Flow currently unavailable
No. Mokelumne  Below West Point P.H.   n/a        2008 Flow currently unavailable
Mokelumne  Below Electra Powerhouse   8:00am  275      Aug 25  
Mokelumne  Inflow Pardee Res (est)   8:00am  237      May 8 Reservoir calculation, see Note 2
Calaveras  Below New Hogan Dam   8:00am  69   1.15ft    
Highland Creek  Near No. Stan Confluence   9:00am  152      2013  
No. Stanislaus  At Avery   9:00am  166      2014 Water 51°F
Mi. Stanislaus  Near Kennedy Meadow   n/a        Flow currently unavailable
Mi. Stanislaus  Inflow Donnell Lake   n/a        Jun 15 Flow currently unavailable
Mi. Stanislaus  Below Sand Bar Flat Dam   3:00am  19      2011  
So. Stanislaus  At Strawberry   n/a        2010 Flow currently unavailable
So. Stanislaus  Below Filladelfia Div Dam   n/a        2010 Flow currently unavailable
Stanislaus  At Camp Nine   8:00am  101      2014  
Stanislaus  Inflow New Melones Lake   n/a        Flow currently unavailable
Stanislaus  At Orange Blossom Bridge   8:45am  315   2.50ft   2012 Water 61°F
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California Sierra - West Slope - Southern   Time          Flow         Gauge   BBS Comments
Tuolumne  Above Hetch Hetchy Res   8:30am  15   6.59ft   Water 52°F
Tuolumne  Below Hetch Hetchy   8:45am  35   2.67ft   Water 50°F
Tuolumne  Above Early Intake   8:45am  39   12.13ft   Water 56°F
Cherry Creek  Above Cherry Lake   n/a        2013 Graph + Flow currently unavailable
Cherry Creek  Below Cherry Lake   9:00am    5.16ft   2006 Water 48°F
Cherry Creek  Above Holm Powerhouse   9:15am  15   1.56ft   2006 Water 56°F
Cherry Creek  Below Holm Powerhouse   8:45am  238   6.92ft   Jul 22 Water 49°F
Tuolumne  Below Early Intake   9:30am  40   3.06ft   Jul 22 Water 57°F
Tuolumne  At Mushroom (est)   9:45am  278      Jul 22 90% confidence actual flow is between 260 and 290 cfs
Mi. Tuolumne  Above So. Fork Confluence   9:00am    1.22ft   2009  
So. Tuolumne  At Rainbow Pool   9:00am    1.72ft   2013  
Tuolumne  At Merals Pool (est)   9:00am  226      Jul 22 90% confidence actual flow is between 215 and 235 cfs
Clavey  Near Hunter Bend   n/a        2011 No estimate for this time of year
Tuolumne  At Wards Ferry   9:15am  298   8.32ft   Jun 22 Water 57°F
Tuolumne  New Don Pedro Elevation   n/a        Flow currently unavailable
Tuolumne  Inflow New Don Pedro Res   n/a        Jul 22 Flow currently unavailable
Tuolumne  Outflow New Don Pedro Res   n/a        Flow currently unavailable
Merced  At Pohono Bridge   9:00am  11   0.92ft   2007  
So. Merced  At Wawona   8:45am    1.53ft   2008  
So. Merced  At Hwy 140 Bridge   n/a        2008 No estimate for this time of year
Merced  Below Briceburg   7:15am    19.07ft   2013  
Merced  Inflow Lake McClure   n/a        2007 Flow currently unavailable
Fresno  Above Hensley Lake   7:45am  BRT      2009  
Mi. San Joaquin  At Devils Postpile   9:00am    2.60ft   2010  
San Joaquin  At Miller Crossing   n/a        2009 Flow currently unavailable
Mono Creek  Below Lake Edison   n/a        2008 Flow currently unavailable
So. San Joaquin  Below Florence Lake   n/a        2006 Flow currently unavailable
San Joaquin  Below Mammoth Pool Res   n/a        2013 Flow currently unavailable
San Joaquin  Chawanakee Gorge   n/a        2010 Flow currently unavailable
San Joaquin  Below Stevenson Creek   n/a        Insufficient data available to estimate flow
No. Willow Creek  Near Sugar Pine   7:45am    2.47ft   2006  
San Joaquin  Below Redinger Lake   n/a        2006 Flow currently unavailable
San Joaquin  At Horseshoe Bend   n/a        2013 Insufficient data available to estimate flow
San Joaquin  At Patterson Bend   7:30am  21   4.49ft   2006  
San Joaquin  At Squaw Leap Falls   n/a        2006 Flow currently unavailable
San Joaquin  Inflow Millerton Lake   n/a        2006 Flow currently unavailable
Dinkey Creek  At Dinkey Meadow   n/a        No estimate for this time of year
Dinkey Creek  Above North Fork Kings   n/a        2009 Insufficient data available to estimate flow
No. Kings  Below Balch Diversion Dam   n/a        2007 Flow currently unavailable
No. Kings  Above Dinkey Creek   n/a        2011 Flow currently unavailable
No. Kings  Below Dinkey Creek   9:30am  33   1.00ft   2012  
So. Kings  Below Cedar Grove   n/a        No estimate for this time of year
Kings  At Rodgers Crossing (est)   8:45am  Low      2009 Estimate is outside the model's range of 150--1 cfs
Kings  Inflow Pine Flat Res   n/a        2011 Insufficient data available to estimate flow
Kings  Rel Pine Flat Lake   n/a        Flow currently unavailable
Mill Creek  Above Kings River   n/a        Flow currently unavailable
Marble Fk Kaweah  Near Lodgepole   8:45am    6.89ft   Water 41°F
No. Kaweah  At Kaweah   n/a        No estimate for this time of year
Kaweah  At Three Rivers   9:15am  18   1.64ft   2007  
Kaweah  Inflow Terminus Res   n/a        2009 Flow currently unavailable
Kaweah  Below Terminus Dam   8:00am  34   0.85ft   Water 69°F
Tule  Near Springville   9:30am    1.90ft    
No. Kern  At Kernville   8:00am  91   4.41ft   May 30  
Brush Creek  At Take-Out Bridge   n/a        2014 Flow currently unavailable
So. Kern  Near Onyx   9:30am    2.10ft   2009  
Kern  Above Borel Powerhouse   9:15am  256   5.70ft   2006 Water 62°F
Kern  Rel Lake Isabella   9:00am  259      2008  
Kern  Below Democrat (est)   noon  50      2006 Confidence unknown, treat this estimate with suspicion
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California Sierra - East Slope   Time          Flow         Gauge   BBS Comments
Susan  At Susanville   9:00am  22   3.78ft    
Truckee  Below Lake Tahoe   9:00am     1.37ft   Oct 17  
Truckee  Near Truckee   9:30am  BRT   0.75ft   2006  
Truckee  At Boca Bridge   8:15am  54   5.19ft    
Truckee  Near Floriston   8:30am  68   2.36ft   2012  
E. Fk Carson  Near Markleeville   9:00am  30   2.17ft   Jun 9  
E. Fk Carson  Near Gardnerville   8:30am  33   8.77ft   2011  
West Walker  At Little Walker River   8:30am  18   1.00ft   2009  
West Walker  At Walker   9:15am  28   2.95ft    
East Walker  Near Bridgeport   8:30am  20   2.45ft    
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Nevada Rivers   Time          Flow         Gauge   BBS Comments
Bruneau  At Rowland   8:30am    1.99ft    
Jarbidge  Below Jarbidge   9:00am    3.02ft    
E. Fk Owyhee  At Crutcher Crossing   n/a        Flow currently unavailable
Truckee  Near Floriston   8:30am  68   2.36ft   2012  
Truckee  At Reno   9:15am  33   2.60ft    
E. Fk Carson  Near Markleeville   9:00am  30   2.17ft   Jun 9  
E. Fk Carson  Near Gardnerville   8:30am  33   8.77ft   2011  
Carson  Near Carson City   8:15am  16   2.75ft   2011  
West Walker  At Little Walker River   8:30am  18   1.00ft   2009  
West Walker  At Walker   9:15am  28   2.95ft    
East Walker  Near Bridgeport   8:30am  20   2.45ft    
Lower Colorado  Below Hoover Dam   5:30am  1,791       
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Estimate Information

All flows marked "est" or "rough" are estimates - which means they may well be incorrect.  For this reason, don't undertake expensive or time-consuming trips based solely on the estimate (or if you do, accept the possibility of being skunked).  Always try to confirm the sanity of the estimate by means of rainfall, snowpack, similar flows in similar drainages, word of mouth, etc.

Note 1  Confidence information appearing in the Comments column of the report means Dreamflows calculated the flow using a statistically-derived model.  In that case, two things.  Firstly, that confidence information is theoretical - it's based on the available historical data, which may or may not cover the current water year type.  Secondly, a confidence of (say) 85% sounds wonderful, but don't forget that also means there's a 15% chance the actual flow will be outside the given range.  You can report the accuracy of an estimate by visiting the river-levels webpage.

Note 2  Reservoir calculations are based on storage change.  Though useful indicators of flow trends, they can at times be amazingly inaccurate, especially if the reservoir is large.  See the Dreamflows FAQ for details.

Note 3  When gauge height is available but river flow is not, where possible, Dreamflows converts gauge height to river flow using a rating table.  The rating table used is the most currently-available, but still usually out-of-date, so the reported flow will probably be inaccurate to some extent.  You can report the accuracy of an estimate by visiting the river-levels webpage.

Note 4  Good-faith projections by the operating utility are usually reliable, but even so the scheduled releases might not occur, or be different than projected.  Reasons for this include (but are not limited to) operational, health, safety and legal.

Note 5  Informal projections by the operating utility are usually fairly reliable, however they can (and sometimes do) change radically without notice.  It's good to take these predictions with a grain of salt.

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