Dreamflows SF American - Chili Bar Release Schedule
 
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Releases Below Chili Bar Dam

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

ColorMeaning
 No scheduled release planned for this day.
 Scheduled release: 1300 cfs during the specified times.
 Scheduled release: 1500 cfs during the specified times.
Note: The current water year type is Dry, and the following schedule is mostly for a Dry water year - see notes 2 and 3 below.

 

March 2020
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
11500 cfs
9am to noon
21300 cfs
9am to noon
31300 cfs
9am to noon
4
 
5
 
61300 cfs
9am to noon
71500 cfs
9am to noon
81500 cfs
9am to noon
91300 cfs
9am to noon
101300 cfs
9am to noon
11
 
12
 
131300 cfs
9am to noon
141500 cfs
9am to noon
151500 cfs
9am to noon
161300 cfs
9am to noon
171300 cfs
9am to noon
18
 
19
 
201300 cfs
9am to noon
211500 cfs
9am to noon
221500 cfs
9am to noon
231300 cfs
9am to noon
241300 cfs
9am to noon
25
 
26
 
271300 cfs
9am to noon
281500 cfs
9am to noon
291500 cfs
9am to noon
301300 cfs
9am to noon
311300 cfs
9am to noon
       

 

April 2020
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
      1
 
2
 
31300 cfs
9am to noon
41500 cfs
9am to noon
51500 cfs
9am to noon
61300 cfs
9am to noon
71300 cfs
9am to noon
8
 
9
 
10
 
111300 cfs
9am to noon
121300 cfs
9am to noon
131300 cfs
9am to noon
14
 
15
 
16
 
17
 
181300 cfs
9am to noon
191300 cfs
9am to noon
201300 cfs
9am to noon
21
 
22
 
23
 
24
 
251300 cfs
9am to noon
261300 cfs
9am to noon
271300 cfs
9am to noon
28
 
29
 
30
 
   

Water Management Issues:

1.  Detailed scheduled release information for the next few days is shown on this graph.

2.  This time of year, the Chili Bar release schedule is based month-to-month on the apparent water year type, which in turn is based on CA DWR's B120 report.  The B120 report comes out around the 8th of each month.  If the new water year type designation is different from the previous one, then (after a grace period of a couple of days) the Chili Bar release schedule changes accordingly.

3.  The current (March) B120 report translates to a Dry water year, and the above release schedule reflects this scenario through April 9.  Because we're currently in a very dry trend, it's entirely possible that the April B120 report will translate to a Critically Dry water year, so the above schedule reflects this scenario from April 10 onward.  However, if the April B120 report translates to a Dry or better water year type instead, the schedule from April 10 or so onward will be different/better in several respects from the schedule shown above.  So be sure to check back around April 8 for an update.

4.  Times reflect releases at Chili Bar.  It takes approximately two hours for the water to travel from Chili Bar to Coloma, and three hours to Camp Lotus.

5.  Releases shown are minimum releases.  Actual releases may be higher than shown.  In addition, sudden higher or lower (or no) releases may result from emergency mechanical or electrical conditions.

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