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May 27, 2019:
Changed the way that Dreamflows displays gauge location when you click on the symbol on a Cross-Listing page.  Previously, the gauge location (without any other context) was displayed using Acme Mapper.  Now, the gauge location (with some context) is displayed on a Dreamflows map (called a Gauge Map for now).  Mechanism is similar to the existing Reach Map system, though tailored to display only gauge location.  This is an ongoing project: at this time only gauge location is displayed on the map, but in future more context will be added.

In addition, the 'From' Location field content, on both Reach Map and Gauge Map pages, is now remembered from visit to visit.

May 23, 2019:
Changed the way the Dreamflows Bulletin Board keeps track of which posts you've read.

Previously, it used a simple Last Visit mechanism, where the bulletin board assumed that any post created or edited since your "Last Visit" was unread, while all older posts were assumed to be read.

The Dreamflows Bulletin Board now keeps track of which posts you've actually read (or more accurately which topics you've opened; it's assumed that you've read all the posts in a topic once you've opened it).  You can now mark individual topics as read or unread, or mark all topics as read as before.  The changes are remembered after you log off and then in again.  If you have exclusive access to your computer, the changes are even remembered when you're not logged in.  See the profile help page for details.

The memory of which topics you've read will be kept on the system for quite some time (for at least a year; if you visit the bulletin board regularly they should be kept "forever").

April 29, 2019:
Improved the estimating model for the
Merced - At Red Bud
virtual gage.  The old model was based on only the Pohono Bridge gauge, and was valid only from April though October each year.  The new model includes Briceburg and Wawona gauges, and is valid all year.  Feedback on the accuracy (or otherwise) of the new estimating model welcome.

April 23, 2019:
Added a help page for Dreamflows Reach Maps.  Access it by clicking on the icon near the top of a reach map page.  Reach maps are accessed by clicking on the or symbol on the Cross-Listing pages.

April 16, 2019:
Started reporting flow information for the following new California site:
Mi. Stanislaus - Below Donnell Dam

March 7, 2019:
Updated all the rating tables currently reported by Dreamflows with the latest-available values (Note: which may still be out of date - sometimes way out of date, especially if the gauge is no longer operational).

March 6, 2019:
Started reporting flow information for the following new California site:
No. American - Above Pump Station
This is a real (physical) gauge, data courtesy of Placer County Water Agency.

At the same time, stopped reporting flows for the No. American - At Highway 49 Bridge virtual gauge (since it was only an estimate).

March 5, 2019:
Started reporting flow information for the following new Washington sites:
Satsop - Near Satsop
Humptulips - Below Highway 101 Bridge
Sol Duc - Near Quillayute

March 2, 2019:
Started reporting flow information for the following new Idaho sites:
Malad - Near Bliss
Snake - Below Swan Falls Dam

February 27, 2019:
Added the following California scheduled-release sites to the Fantasy Flows page:
Sacramento - Below Keswick Dam
Also added a corresponding scheduled-release entry to the Scheduled Release page.
Was prompted to add this entry as a result of Ron Rogers' bulletin board post.

February 24, 2019:
Started reporting flow information for the following new California sites:
Mi. American - Below French Meadows
Rubicon - Above Ralston Powerhouse

February 22, 2019:
Started reporting flow information for the following new California site:
Mokelumne - Below Camanche Reservoir
Dreamflows started reporting this site at the request of Stefano Flocchini.

February 13, 2019:
Started reporting flow information for the following new California sites:
Mark West Creek - At Porter Creek Rd
Mark West Creek - At Michele Way

February 12, 2019:
Added the following California flow sites to the Fantasy Flows page:
Santa Ynez - Below Los Laureles Canyon
Pit - At Canby

January 24, 2019:
Started reporting flow information for the following new Washington site:
Cedar - Below Diversion Dam

January 3, 2019:
Updated River Permit Index entries to match new rules and dates for 2019.

December 23, 2018:
Previously, Dreamflows used the Google Maps API for displaying flow or run information in map form, see the November 30 entry.  Dreamflow is busy switching to Leaflet, and river flow maps (for example the Realtime Page) are now working again.

December 17, 2018:
Started reporting flow information for the following new California sites:
Outlet Creek - Near Willits
So. Rubicon - Below Gerle Creek
So. Stanislaus - Below Lyons Reservoir

December 13, 2018:
Added a guidebook entry for the following California run:
South Fork American River - Slab Creek Reservoir
The guidebook entry was written by Paul Redd.

December 7, 2018:
Started reporting flow information for the following new Idaho site:
Bear - Below Grace Dam

November 30, 2018:
Previously, Dreamflows used the Google Maps API for displaying flow or run information in map form.  However, a few months ago, Google decided to started charging for the use of their API - more than Dreamflows was willing to pay, so access to their maps was progressively reduced until at this point their maps are no longer usable.  Dreamflow is busy switching to Leaflet, and reach/run maps (for example Chili Bar) are now working again.

November 1, 2018:
Added 'Fantasy' graphs to the graph panel, e.g.
So. American - At Chili Bar

October 4, 2018:
Started reporting flow information for the following new Oregon site:
Klamath - Below J.C. Boyle Dam

September 26, 2018:
Started reporting flow information for the following new Arizona sites:
Little Colorado - Near Cameron
Verde - Near Paulden
Verde - Near Clarkdale

September 19, 2018:
Started reporting Folsom reservoir elevation again:
American - Folsom Lake Elevation
Dreamflows started re-reporting Folsom elevation at the request of Chris Tulley.  Folsom reservoir elevation drives decisions like when sail/power boats have to be removed from the marina (412'), when the lake goes to 5mph speed limit, etc.

September 14, 2018:
Dreamflows reports paddle-out information for several sites.  Previously, the corresponding graphs displayed reservoir levels (in feet), but the graphs now report paddle-out distances (in miles) instead:
American - Folsom Elev NF Paddle Out
American - Folsom Elev SF Paddle Out
Tuolumne - New Don Pedro Paddle Out
Stanislaus - Camp Nine Paddle Out

September 11, 2018:
Started reporting flow information for the following new Oregon site:
No. Rogue - Below North Fork Res
Dreamflows started reporting this site at the request of Joseph Hatcher.

September 1, 2018:
Started displaying five years of flow data on the Dreamflows 'year' graphs (previously, it was only three years).  Here is an example.

August 31, 2018:
Started reporting flow information for the following new Oregon sites:
Williamson - Near Klamath Agency
Boulder Creek - Near Toketee Falls
Little River - At Peel
Nehalem - Near Vernonia
McKenzie - Below Leaburg Dam
Luckiamute - Near Suver
Bull Run - Near Bull Run

August 13, 2018:
Added the following California flow sites to the Fantasy Flows page:
Klamath - At Keno
So. Eel - At Miranda
Noyo River - Below South Fork
Garcia - At Eureka Hill Road
So. Gualala - Near Sea Ranch
Alameda Creek - Near Niles
Arroyo Hondo - Near San Jose
San Francisquito Cr - At Stanford University
San Lorenzo - At Felton
Big Sur - Near Big Sur
San Antonio - Near Lockwood
Santa Margarita - Near Temecula
Sacramento - At Vina-Woodson Bridge
Mi. Feather - Near Portola
No. Cosumnes - At Sand Ridge Rd
Merced - At Happy Isles Bridge
W. Fk Carson - At Woodfords

July 14, 2018:
Added the following California scheduled-release sites to the Fantasy Flows page:
No. Cache Creek - Rel Indian Valley Dam
Highland Creek - Rel Spicer Res
Also added corresponding scheduled-release entries to the Scheduled Release page.

July 12, 2018:
Added the following California scheduled-release site to the Fantasy Flows page:
Yuba - Below Englebright Dam
Also added a corresponding scheduled-release entry to the Scheduled Release page.

July 2, 2018:
Added the following California scheduled-release sites to the Fantasy Flows page:
American - Below Lake Natoma
Kern - Rel Lake Isabella
Truckee - Below Lake Tahoe
Calaveras - Below New Hogan Dam
Also added corresponding scheduled-release entries to the Scheduled Release page.

Note that these are all short-term (five day or less) good-faith predictions from the controlling agency.  They are not commitments and flows can (and sometimes do) change in either direction at a moment's notice based on changing needs.  So, please use these predictions as just another tool for guessing the most likely short-term flow pattern.


Note: The historical changes page provides a list of additional Dreamflows changes, going back to early 2002.

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