Dreamflows SF American - Slab Creek Release Schedule
 
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Releases Below Slab Creek 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 during the specified times.
 Scheduled release: 1100 cfs during the specified times.
Note: Slab Creek releases are constrained by a number of factors, so read the notes below carefully.
Note: There are significant take-out access issues.  Read this post for details.
Note: All scheduled release information provided by SMUD and/or American Whitewater.

 

April 2019
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
  1
 
2
 
3
 
4
 
5
 
6
 
7
 
8
 
9
 
10
 
11
 
12
 
131000 cfs
10am to 4pm
141000 cfs
10am to 4pm
15
 
16
 
17
 
18
 
19
 
20
 
21
 
22
 
23
 
24
 
25
 
26
 
271100 cfs
10am to 4pm
281100 cfs
10am to 4pm
29
 
30
 
       

 

May 2019
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
      1
 
2
 
3
 
41100 cfs
10am to 4pm
51100 cfs
10am to 4pm
6
 
7
 
8
 
9
 
10
 
11
 
12
 
13
 
14
 
15
 
16
 
17
 
18
 
19
 
20
 
21
 
22
 
23
 
24
 
25
 
26
 
27
 
28
 
29
 
30
 
31
 
 

Water Management Issues:

1.  A given release may get cancelled (possibly on short notice) if the running-average water temperature just above White Rock Powerhouse reaches 12°C, or if the inflow to Slab Creek reservoir gets too high.  Both conditions are more likely to occur later in the season (i.e. more likely in May).

2.  Canceled releases will be rescheduled if possible.  However the rescheduled release may itself get cancelled, since the condition that caused the original cancelation will likely persist.  Therefore, always check back here, and also the bulletin board, before heading to the river.

3.  Releases shown are scheduled releases.  Currently, the flow below Slab Creek dam can't be precisely controlled, so actual flows may be higher or lower than shown.  In addition, sudden higher or lower (or no) releases may result from emergency mechanical or electrical conditions.  Lastly, increase in flow down the run due to accretions can be surprisingly high.

4.  Times reflect releases below Slab Creek Dam.

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