Topic: PIT WATERSHED 2021 WHITEWATER RELEASES UPDATE
|Posted: Aug 2, 2021Post Subject: PIT WATERSHED 2021 WHITEWATER RELEASES UPDATE
|American Whitewater in consultation with Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) and managing agencies has confirmed recreational releases for 2021 on the Pit watershed.|
PG&E has made a schedule change to required recreational releases on Pit 5 for 2021. This is due to resource adequacy requirements from the California Independent System Operator which maintains reliability for the State’s power grid. Scheduled whitewater releases for Pit 5 are still confirmed for August 7th & 8th at 1500 cfs from 10 am to 4 pm. However, the scheduled flows for September have been moved to the weekend of October 30th & 31st. These flows will be at 1200 cfs from 10 am to 4pm.
Upstream on Pit 1, as a direct result of our discussions last fall regarding hydropower license requirements to consult on recreational flow dates and opportunities for boating flows, PG&E is now supplying forecasts for Pit 1 Fall River Mills. They have confirmed the following dates for scheduled releases October 2nd & 3rd and October 16th & 17th. Additionally, scheduled dual powerhouse maintenance occurring October through December will provide boating opportunities at 590 cfs or greater. PG&E caveats that this forecast is subject to change due to actual weather, runoff, and operating conditions so keep your eye on the gauges.