Dreamflows Realtime Report - Aug 16, 2017 @ 10:15am PDT
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Easy California Rivers   Time          Flow         Gauge   BBS Comments/Links
TrinityAt Douglas City10:00am  660  6.64ft  Aug 14  Water 54°F
So. EelAt Leggett9:30am  32  5.75ft  2016 
So. EelAt Miranda9:30am  51  6.45ft  
EelAt Scotia9:15am  149  8.66ft  2009 
MattoleNear Ettersburg9:00am  10  9.11ft  2010 
NavarroNear Navarro9:15am  11  1.59ft  2016 
GarciaAt Eureka Hill Road9:00am    1.96ft  
So. GualalaNear Sea Ranch8:45am  5  4.26ft  
RussianNear Healdsburg9:45am  162  1.34ft  2009 
RussianAt Hacienda Bridge9:15am  142  2.75ft   Water 69°F
GuadalupeAt San Jose9:00am  31  5.07ft  
SacramentoBelow Keswick Dam9:45am  10,800  13.54ft  
SacramentoAt Bend Bridge9:45am  11,233  4.62ft  2011  Water 55°F
SacramentoAt Vina-Woodson Bridge9:45am  10,474  168.07ft  
AmericanBelow Lake Natoma10:00am  3,517  6.08ft  2016 
StanislausAt Orange Blossom Bridge9:45am  1,413  4.88ft  2016  Water 52°F
TuolumneBelow La Grange Dam9:30am  2,990  8.98ft   Water 55°F
San JoaquinBelow Friant Dam9:30am  368  2.92ft   Water 58°F
San JoaquinAt Highway 4110:00am  297  5.14ft   Water 65°F
San JoaquinAt Donny Bridge10:00am  284  3.35ft   Water 73°F
San JoaquinBelow Skaggs Bridge9:15am  230    
San JoaquinAt Gravelly Ford9:15am  196  3.60ft   Water 75°F
San JoaquinAt Mendota9:30am  581  5.28ft   Water 73°F
KaweahBelow Terminus Dam9:15am  1,984  6.04ft   Water 76°F
Los AngelesBelow Sepulveda Dam9:00am  46  0.67ft   4th Annual LA River Boat Race
Los AngelesAbove Rio Hondo9:15am  BRT  1.48ft  2015  4th Annual LA River Boat Race
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Easy Nevada Rivers   Time          Flow         Gauge   BBS Comments/Links
CarsonNear Carson City9:15am  169  2.27ft  2011 
Lower ColoradoBelow Hoover Dam8:30am  6,401    
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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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