Topic: Very high flows on the Tuolumne
|Posted: May 11, 2006Post Subject: Very high flows on the Tuolumne
|The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission reports that they will ramp up releases from Cherry Dam to support a geomorphology study. Releases will go from 400 to 4700 cfs on Saturday, and while Saturday boaters who launch before noon will be OK if they do not linger, two-day trips (if there are any) will get very high flows by Saturday night. They will maintain these flows on Sunday until 5 pm, and then ramp down. Since the flow at Meral's Pool is already about 7500 cfs, the additional 4000+ cfs will bring the total to 11,500 or 12,000 cfs. The river is considered VERY DANGEROUS at this flow.