Dreamflows American - Lake Natoma Release Schedule
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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.
 Ramping up/down from Lake Natoma.
 Estimated release based on most recent release change.
Note: "Estimated releases" (if present) are best guesses generated by Dreamflows.
Note: All other scheduled release information provided by U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.


July 2018
14,000 cfs
 all day
2Change to
 4,500 cfs at 8am
34,500 cfs
 all day
44,500 cfs
 all day
5Change to
 5,000 cfs at 8am
65000 cfs
all day
75000 cfs
all day
85000 cfs
all day
95000 cfs
all day
105000 cfs
all day
115000 cfs
all day
125000 cfs
all day
135000 cfs
all day
145000 cfs
all day
155000 cfs
all day
165000 cfs
all day
175000 cfs
all day
185000 cfs
all day
195000 cfs
all day
205000 cfs
all day
215000 cfs
all day
225000 cfs
all day

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 minimum expected releases.  Actual releases may be higher than shown.  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.