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Releases Below Ralston 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 or more during the specified times.
 Release schedule may be modified, see Notes 1 and 2.
Note: All information provided by Placer County Water Agency.

 

May 2018
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
    1
 
2
 
3
 
4
 
5
 
6
 
7
 
8
 
9
 
10
 
111000 cfs
9am to noon
121000 cfs
9am to noon
131000 cfs
9am to noon
141000 cfs
9am to noon
151000 cfs
9am to noon
161000 cfs
9am to noon
171000 cfs
9am to noon
181000 cfs
9am to noon
191000 cfs
9am to noon
201000 cfs
9am to noon
211000 cfs
9am to noon
221000 cfs
9am to noon
231000 cfs
9am to noon
241000 cfs
9am to noon
251000 cfs
9am to noon
261000 cfs
9am to noon
271000 cfs
9am to noon
281000 cfs
9am to noon
291000 cfs
9am to noon
301000 cfs
9am to noon
311000 cfs
9am to noon
   

 

June 2018
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
          11000 cfs
9am to noon
21000 cfs
9am to noon
31000 cfs
9am to noon
41000 cfs
9am to noon
51000 cfs
9am to noon
61000 cfs
9am to noon
71000 cfs
9am to noon
81000 cfs
9am to noon
91000 cfs
9am to noon
101000 cfs
9am to noon
111000 cfs
9am to noon
121000 cfs
9am to noon
131000 cfs
9am to noon
141000 cfs
9am to noon
151000 cfs
9am to noon
161000 cfs
9am to noon
171000 cfs
9am to noon
181000 cfs
9am to noon
191000 cfs
9am to noon
201000 cfs
9am to noon
211000 cfs
9am to noon
221000 cfs
9am to noon
231000 cfs
9am to noon but
schedule may
change see Note 1
241000 cfs
9am to noon but
schedule may
change see Note 1
251000 cfs
9am to noon
261000 cfs
9am to noon
271000 cfs
9am to noon
281000 cfs
9am to noon
291000 cfs
9am to noon
301000 cfs
9am to noon

 

July 2018
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
11000 cfs
9am to noon but
21000 cfs
9am to noon but
31000 cfs
9am to noon but
41000 cfs
9am to noon but
51000 cfs
9am to noon but
61000 cfs
9am to noon but
71000 cfs
9am to noon but
81000 cfs
9am to noon but
91000 cfs
9am to noon but
101000 cfs
9am to noon but
111000 cfs
9am to noon but
121000 cfs
9am to noon but
131000 cfs
9am to noon but
141000 cfs
9am to noon but
151000 cfs
9am to noon but
161000 cfs
9am to noon but
171000 cfs
9am to noon but
181000 cfs
9am to noon but
191000 cfs
9am to noon but
201000 cfs
9am to noon but
211000 cfs
9am to noon but
221000 cfs
9am to noon but
231000 cfs
9am to noon but
241000 cfs
9am to noon but
251000 cfs
9am to noon but
261000 cfs
9am to noon but
271000 cfs
9am to noon but
281000 cfs
9am to noon but
schedule may
change see Note 2
291000 cfs
9am to noon but
schedule may
change see Note 2
301000 cfs
9am to noon but
311000 cfs
9am to noon but
       

 

August 2018
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
      11000 cfs
9am to noon
21000 cfs
9am to noon
31000 cfs
9am to noon
41000 cfs
9am to noon
51000 cfs
9am to noon
61000 cfs
9am to noon
71000 cfs
9am to noon
81000 cfs
9am to noon
91000 cfs
9am to noon
101000 cfs
9am to noon
111000 cfs
9am to noon
121000 cfs
9am to noon
131000 cfs
9am to noon
141000 cfs
9am to noon
151000 cfs
9am to noon
161000 cfs
9am to noon
171000 cfs
9am to noon
181000 cfs
9am to noon
191000 cfs
9am to noon
201000 cfs
9am to noon
211000 cfs
9am to noon
221000 cfs
9am to noon
231000 cfs
9am to noon
241000 cfs
9am to noon
251000 cfs
9am to noon
261000 cfs
9am to noon
271000 cfs
9am to noon
281000 cfs
9am to noon
291000 cfs
9am to noon
301000 cfs
9am to noon
311000 cfs
9am to noon
 

 

September 2018
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
            11000 cfs
9am to noon
21000 cfs
9am to noon
31000 cfs
9am to noon
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5
 
6
 
7
 
8
 
9
 
10
 
11
 
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15
 
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21
 
22
 
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25
 
26
 
27
 
28
 
29
 
30
 
           

Water Management Issues:

1.  The above schedule may be modified for the Western States Endurance Run scheduled for June 23 and 24, 2018, to accommodate participant safety.  This page will be updated when the modified schedule becomes available.

2.  The above schedule may be modified for the Tevis Cup Equestrian Ride, scheduled for July 28 and 29, 2018, to accommodate participant safety.  This page will be updated when the modified schedule becomes available.

3.  Times reflect releases at Oxbow Powerhouse/Ralston Dam.  It takes approximately two hours for the water to travel from Oxbow Powerhouse to the gauge above Tunnel Chute, about 6 hours to reach the Ruck-a-Chucky/Drivers Flat area, and about 10 hours to reach the North Fork confluence.

4.  The official schedule runs only until September 3.  However, if additional releases are planned after Sept 3, we should know sometime in July.

5.  Releases shown are minimum 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.

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