Dreamflows American - Lake Natoma Release Schedule
"I can't boat everyday, but I can always Dream"
Home River Flows Bulletin Board Custom Email Reports Alerts Signup Login Help Search

Releases on the American River from Lake Natoma

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

 Scheduled release is not yet known.
 Scheduled release: Less than 6000 cfs below Lake Natoma.
 Scheduled release: 6000 cfs or more below Lake Natoma.
 Ramping up/down from Lake Natoma.
Note: "Projected releases" (if present) are best guesses generated by Dreamflows.
Note: All other scheduled release information provided by U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.


April 2019
  15,200 cfs
 all day
25,200 cfs
 all day
35,200 cfs
 all day
4Ramping up
to 10,000 cfs
510,000 cfs
 all day
610,000 cfs
 all day
710,000 cfs
 all day
810,000 cfs
 all day
910,000 cfs
 all day
1010,000 cfs
 all day
1110,000 cfs
 all day
1210,000 cfs
 all day
1310,000 cfs
 all day
1410,000 cfs
 all day
15Change to
 9,500 cfs at 9pm
16Ramping down
to 8,300 cfs
17Ramping down
to 7,500 cfs
187,500 cfs
 all day
197,500 cfs
 all day
207,500 cfs
 all day
21Change to
 7,300 cfs at 9pm

Water Management Issues:

1.  The above schedule is based on information provided by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.

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

3.  Releases shown are expected releases.  Actual releases may be different, and may change at short notice.  In addition, sudden higher or lower (or no) releases may result from emergency mechanical or electrical conditions.

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