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Easy California Rivers   Time          Flow         Gauge   BBS Comments/Links
Trinity  At Douglas City   2:00am  1,830  8.02ft  2016  Water 45°F
So. Eel  At Leggett   1:30am  3,450  11.30ft  2016  Falling 97 cfs/hr
So. Eel  At Miranda   1:30am  9,180  13.87ft   Falling 346 cfs/hr
Eel  At Scotia   2:15am  38,900  21.69ft  2009  Rising 1196 cfs/hr
Mattole  Near Ettersburg   2:00am  2,290  14.27ft  2010  Water 51°F + Falling 35 cfs/hr
Navarro  Near Navarro   1:15am  3,790  12.22ft  2016  Falling 277 cfs/hr
Garcia  At Eureka Hill Road   2:00am    5.62ft  
So. Gualala  Near Sea Ranch   1:45am  2,700  11.79ft  
Russian  Near Healdsburg   1:45am  6,910  7.62ft  2009 
Russian  At Hacienda Bridge   1:15am  8,480  15.18ft   Water 55°F
Guadalupe  At San Jose   2:00am  469  7.27ft  
Sacramento  Below Keswick Dam   2:15am  10,400  13.25ft  
Sacramento  At Bend Bridge   1:45am  32,100  13.66ft  2011 
Sacramento  At Vina-Woodson Bridge   1:45am  38,793  174.37ft  
American  Below Lake Natoma   2:15am  5,100  7.44ft  Nov 19 
Stanislaus  At Orange Blossom Bridge   1:45am  1,358  4.43ft  Oct 31  Water 50°F
Tuolumne  Below La Grange Dam   1:30am  10,300  14.84ft   Water 49°F
San Joaquin  Below Friant Dam   1:30am  6,370  9.47ft   Water 48°F
San Joaquin  At Highway 41   2:00am  8,939  14.10ft   Water 48°F
San Joaquin  At Donny Bridge   n/a       Flow currently unavailable
San Joaquin  Below Skaggs Bridge   1:15am  7,983  13.12ft  
San Joaquin  At Gravelly Ford   1:15am  7,512  13.33ft   Water 50°F
San Joaquin  At Mendota   2:00am  3,900  15.08ft   Water 53°F
Kaweah  Below Terminus Dam   1:15am  2,595  6.63ft   Water 59°F
Los Angeles  Below Sepulveda Dam   2:00am  90  0.99ft  
Los Angeles  Above Rio Hondo   n/a      2015  Flow currently unavailable
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Easy Nevada Rivers   Time          Flow         Gauge   BBS Comments/Links
Carson  Near Carson City   2:15am  1,550  4.81ft  2011 
Lower Colorado  Below Hoover Dam   1:30am  7,369    
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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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