Dreamflows Realtime Report - Sep 4, 2017 @ 6:10pm PDT
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Easy California Rivers   Time          Flow         Gauge   BBS Comments/Links
TrinityAt Douglas City6:00pm  504  6.46ft  Aug 14  Water 56°F
So. EelAt Leggett5:30pm  23  5.62ft  2016 
So. EelAt Miranda5:30pm  40  6.37ft  
EelAt Scotia5:15pm  108  8.52ft  2009 
MattoleNear Ettersburg5:00pm  4  9.01ft  2010  Water 78°F
NavarroNear Navarro5:15pm  8  1.47ft  2016 
GarciaAt Eureka Hill Road5:00pm    1.85ft  
So. GualalaNear Sea Ranch4:45pm  5  4.26ft  
RussianNear Healdsburg5:45pm  127  1.25ft  2009 
RussianAt Hacienda Bridge5:15pm  135  2.63ft   Water 74°F
GuadalupeAt San Jose5:00pm  44  5.24ft  
SacramentoBelow Keswick Dam5:45pm  9,100  12.42ft  
SacramentoAt Bend Bridge5:45pm  10,048  3.83ft  2011  Water 58°F
SacramentoAt Vina-Woodson Bridge5:45pm  8,644  167.48ft  
AmericanBelow Lake Natoma6:00pm  3,567  6.11ft  2016 
StanislausAt Orange Blossom Bridge5:45pm  938  3.90ft  2016  Water 55°F
TuolumneBelow La Grange Dam5:30pm  1,980  7.82ft   Water 57°F
San JoaquinBelow Friant Dam5:30pm  376  2.94ft   Water 60°F
San JoaquinAt Highway 415:00pm  335  5.15ft   Water 69°F
San JoaquinAt Donny Bridge6:00pm  8  3.29ft   Water 79°F
San JoaquinBelow Skaggs Bridge5:15pm  204  2.59ft  
San JoaquinAt Gravelly Ford5:15pm  186  3.46ft   Water 85°F
San JoaquinAt Mendota5:30pm  306  3.91ft   Water 81°F
KaweahBelow Terminus Dam5:15pm  144  2.05ft   Water 75°F
Los AngelesBelow Sepulveda Dam6:00pm  50  0.69ft   4th Annual LA River Boat Race
Los AngelesAbove Rio Hondo5:15pm  BRT  1.47ft  2015  4th Annual LA River Boat Race
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Easy Nevada Rivers   Time          Flow         Gauge   BBS Comments/Links
CarsonNear Carson City5:15pm  133  2.26ft  2011 
Lower ColoradoBelow Hoover Dam4:30pm  14,351    
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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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