Dreamflows Middle Fork American - Oxbow Release Schedule
 
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Releases Below Ralston 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: 1000 cfs or more during the specified times.
 Release schedule was modified, see Notes 1 and 2.
Note: All information provided by Placer County Water Agency.

 

June 2019
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
            1
 
2
 
3
 
4
 
5
 
6
 
7
 
8
 
9
 
10
 
11
 
12
 
13
 
14
 
15
 
16
 
17
 
18
 
19
 
201000 cfs
9am to noon
211000 cfs
9am to noon
221000 cfs
9am to noon
231000 cfs
9am to noon
241000 cfs
9am to noon
251000 cfs
9am to noon
261000 cfs
9am to noon
271000 cfs
9am to noon
281000 cfs
9am to noon
291000 cfs
9am to noon
301000 cfs
9am to noon
           

 

July 2019
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
  11000 cfs
9am to noon
21000 cfs
9am to noon
31000 cfs
9am to noon
41000 cfs
9am to noon
51000 cfs
9am to noon
61000 cfs
9am to noon
71000 cfs
9am to noon
81000 cfs
9am to noon
91000 cfs
9am to noon
101000 cfs
9am to noon
111000 cfs
9am to noon
121000 cfs
9am to noon
131000 cfs
9am to noon
141000 cfs
9am to noon
151000 cfs
9am to noon
161000 cfs
9am to noon
171000 cfs
9am to noon
181000 cfs
9am to noon
191000 cfs
9am to noon
201000 cfs
9am to noon
211000 cfs
9am to noon
221000 cfs
9am to noon
231000 cfs
9am to noon
241000 cfs
9am to noon
251000 cfs
9am to noon
261000 cfs
9am to noon
271000 cfs
9am to noon
281000 cfs
9am to noon
291000 cfs
9am to noon
301000 cfs
9am to noon
311000 cfs
9am to noon
     

 

August 2019
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
        11000 cfs
9am to noon
21000 cfs
9am to noon
31000 cfs
9am to noon
41000 cfs
9am to noon
51000 cfs
9am to noon
61000 cfs
9am to noon
71000 cfs
9am to noon
81000 cfs
9am to noon
91000 cfs
9am to noon
101000 cfs
9am to noon
111000 cfs
9am to noon
121000 cfs
9am to noon
131000 cfs
9am to noon
141000 cfs
9am to noon
151000 cfs
9am to noon
161000 cfs
9am to noon
171000 cfs
7am to 10am
181000 cfs
9am to noon
191000 cfs
9am to noon
201000 cfs
9am to noon
211000 cfs
9am to noon
221000 cfs
9am to noon
231000 cfs
9am to noon
241000 cfs
9am to noon
251000 cfs
9am to noon
261000 cfs
9am to noon
271000 cfs
9am to noon
281000 cfs
9am to noon
291000 cfs
9am to noon
301000 cfs
9am to noon
311000 cfs
9am to noon

 

September 2019
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
11000 cfs
9am to noon
21000 cfs
9am to noon
31000 cfs
9am to noon
41000 cfs
9am to noon
51000 cfs
9am to noon
61000 cfs
9am to noon
71000 cfs
9am to noon
81000 cfs
9am to noon
91000 cfs
9am to noon
101000 cfs
9am to noon
111000 cfs
9am to noon
121000 cfs
9am to noon
131000 cfs
9am to noon
141000 cfs
9am to noon
151000 cfs
9am to noon
161000 cfs
9am to noon
171000 cfs
9am to noon
181000 cfs
9am to noon
191000 cfs
9am to noon
201000 cfs
9am to noon
211000 cfs
9am to noon
221000 cfs
9am to noon
231000 cfs
9am to noon
241000 cfs
9am to noon
251000 cfs
9am to noon
261000 cfs
9am to noon
271000 cfs
9am to noon
281000 cfs
10am to 1pm
291000 cfs
9am to noon
30
 
         

Water Management Issues:

1.  The above schedule has been modified for the Tevis Cup Equestrian Ride (Aug 17, 2019), to accommodate participant safety.  On Saturday August 17th, recreational releases occurred two hours earlier than usual, i.e. 7am to 10am.

2.  The above schedule has been modified for the 2019 Overlook Run (scheduled for Sep 28, 2019), to accommodate participant safety.  On Saturday September 28th, recreational releases will occur one hour later than usual, i.e. 10am to 1pm.  Prior to 10am, flows will be less than 1000 cfs and likely unsafe for boating.

3.  Times reflect releases at Oxbow Powerhouse/Ralston Dam.  It takes approximately two hours for the water to travel from Oxbow Powerhouse to the gauge above Tunnel Chute, about 6 hours to reach the Ruck-a-Chucky/Drivers Flat area, and about 10 hours to reach the North Fork confluence.

4.  Last day of recreation releases for this year will be September 29, as shown above.

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

6.  Before heading out, be sure to check the relevant Dreamflows flow report and Bulletin Board thread to determine current and expected release trends.

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