Dreamflows Canyon Creek - Below French Lake Release Schedule
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Releases From French Lake Dam

In the table that follows, each date is color-coded according to the kind of release scheduled for that day:

 No scheduled boatable release planned for this day.
 Ramping up/down below French Lake during the day.
 Scheduled release: 135 cfs from French Lake all day.
Note: The 2019 boatable release schedule is now available (see below).
Note: Information prepared by Dreamflows based on projections provided by Nevada Irrigation District.


September 2019
10Ramping up toward 135 cfs 11Adjusting flow to 135 cfs 12135 cfs
all day
13135 cfs
all day
14135 cfs
all day
15135 cfs
all day
16135 cfs
all day
17135 cfs
all day
18135 cfs
all day
19135 cfs
all day
20135 cfs
all day
21135 cfs
all day
22135 cfs
all day
23135 cfs
all day
24Ramp down
to fish flows

Water Management Issues:

1.  The above schedule shows the expected releases, as planned by Nevada Irrigation District (NID).

2.  On September 10, NID will start ramping up with a target flow of 135 cfs.  This is very approximate - flow may end up higher or lower than 135 cfs.

3.  On September 11, NID will adjust flow to a target of 135 cfs (because of where the gauge is located, adjusting to an exact target flow takes time, hence the long ramp time).

4.  NID will release 135 cfs (or as close as they can manage) from September 12 through 23.  They will then ramp down to fish flows on Tuesday, September 24.

5.  Actual flow could be higher or lower than shown due to emergency mechanical or electrical conditions, unexpected precipitation, or other reasons outside NID's control.

6.  Releases are from French Lake.  Dreamflows estimates that it takes approximately 30 minutes for the water to travel from French Lake to Weil Lake, 3 hours to Faucherie Lake, and 24 hours to Sawmill Lake.

7.  Users are urged to use caution and to wear all appropriate personal protective equipment.