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California North Coast   Time          Flow         Gauge   BBS Comments
No. Smith  At Gasquet   n/a        May 14 No estimate for this time of year
Mi. Smith  At Gasquet   n/a        May 14 No estimate for this time of year
Smith  Steel Pipe At Gasquet   n/a        May 14 Flow currently unavailable
Smith  At Oregon Hole Gorge   n/a        May 14 No estimate for this time of year
So. Smith  Near Hiouchi   n/a        2012 No estimate for this time of year
Smith  At Jedediah Smith   9:45pm  259   4.86ft   2014  
Klamath  J.C. Boyle Schedule (sched)   11:30pm  300       
Klamath  Below J.C. Boyle Plant   9:45pm  393   3.01ft    
Klamath  Below Iron Gate Dam   10:15pm  907   2.24ft   2009  
Shasta  Near Yreka   10:00pm  16   2.50ft    
Klamath  Below Seiad Valley   10:00pm  990   1.93ft   2009  
Kidder Creek  Below Babs Fork   n/a        2011 Flow currently unavailable
Scott  Near Fort Jones   10:30pm  10   4.37ft   2010  
Indian Creek  Near Happy Camp (Klamath)   9:45pm  20   3.51ft    
Klamath  At Orleans   10:30pm  1,160   2.31ft   2009 Water 71°F
Klamath  At Klamath Glen   10:30pm  2,630   8.25ft   Water 71°F
No. Salmon  Near Forks of Salmon   n/a        2011 No estimate for this time of year
So. Salmon  At Forks of Salmon   n/a        2009 No estimate for this time of year
Salmon  At Somes Bar   10:30pm  113   1.49ft   2014  
Coffee Creek  Above Trinity River   n/a        2011 No estimate for this time of year
Trinity  Above Coffee Creek   10:30pm  17   2.81ft   2008  
Trinity  Inflow Clair Engle Lake   n/a        Flow currently unavailable
Trinity  Below Lewiston Dam   10:30pm  942   14.66ft   Aug 25 Schedule
Trinity  At Douglas City   10:00pm  890   6.94ft   Aug 25 Water 59°F
Indian Creek  Near Douglas City   10:30pm    0.51ft   2012  
No. Trinity  At Helena   10:00pm  101   3.32ft   2012 Water 70°F
Trinity  At Pigeon Point   9:45pm  1,032      Aug 25  
Trinity  At Cedar Flat   9:45pm  959   3.85ft   Aug 25  
New River  At Denny   n/a        2008 No estimate for this time of year
New River  New River Gorge   n/a        2011 Recent trends + Flow currently unavailable
Hayfork Creek  At Hyampom   n/a        No estimate for this time of year
So. Trinity  At Forest Glen   n/a        No estimate for this time of year
So. Trinity  Below Hyampom   10:30pm  17   3.09ft   2010  
Trinity  At Hoopa   10:00pm  975   12.15ft   Aug 25 Water 68°F
Redwood Creek  At Hwy 299   9:45pm    1.01ft   2012  
Redwood Creek  At Orick   10:15pm  13   9.12ft   2009  
Mad River  Above Ruth Lake   n/a        Flow currently unavailable
Mad River  At Arcata   9:45pm  31   4.22ft   2011  
Van Duzen  At Bridgeville   10:15pm       2012  
Mi. Eel  Near Dos Rios   10:00pm    2.71ft   2011  
So. Eel  At Leggett   10:30pm  11   5.37ft   2012  
Eel  Rel Lake Pillsbury   n/a        2011 Flow currently unavailable
Eel  Inflow Van Arsdale   n/a        2010 Flow currently unavailable
Eel  Below Outlet Creek   n/a        2010 No estimate for this time of year
Eel  At Fort Seward   10:15pm  21   6.50ft   2009  
Eel  At Scotia   10:15pm  32   8.53ft   2009  
Mattole  Near Ettersburg   10:00pm    8.49ft   2010  
Noyo River  Below South Fork   10:15pm    2.14ft    
Rancheria Creek  At Mountain View Rd   n/a        2010 No estimate for this time of year
Navarro  Near Navarro   10:15pm    1.49ft   2010  
So. Gualala  Near Sea Ranch   9:45pm    4.20ft    
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California Central/South Coast   Time          Flow         Gauge   BBS Comments
E. Fk Russian  Above Lake Mendocino   10:15pm  38   5.67ft    
Big Sulphur Cr  At Geysers Resort   10:15pm    2.85ft    
Big Sulphur Cr  Near Cloverdale   10:30pm    17.59ft   2012  
Russian  At Hopland   10:00pm  100   0.04ft   2010 Water 69°F
Russian  Near Cloverdale   10:00pm  107   2.42ft   2012 Water 71°F
Russian  Near Healdsburg   9:45pm  64   1.06ft   2009  
Mark West Creek  Near Santa Rosa   n/a        2012 No estimate for this time of year
Napa  Near Napa   10:00pm    2.11ft   2009  
Arroyo Mocho  Near Livermore   n/a        Site currently not operational
Arroyo Valle  Above Lake Del Valle   9:45pm    0.53ft   2009  
Alameda Creek  Near Niles   10:00pm  24   2.89ft   2006 Water 73°F
Arroyo Hondo  Near San Jose   10:00pm    3.86ft   2010 Water 67°F
Guadalupe  At San Jose   10:00pm    4.28ft    
San Francisquito Cr  At Stanford University   10:00pm    0.05ft    
Coyote Creek  Above Coyote Lake   10:15pm    1.37ft    
Pescadero Creek  Near Pescadero   8:00pm    0.77ft    
San Lorenzo  At Felton   10:30pm    2.68ft   2012  
San Lorenzo  At Santa Cruz   10:00pm    5.02ft    
San Antonio  Near Lockwood   10:15pm    2.66ft    
Carmel  At Robles Del Rio   10:15pm    0.81ft    
Carmel  Near Carmel   10:00pm    2.91ft    
Big Sur  Near Big Sur   10:15pm    3.92ft    
Big Sur  Andrew Molera State Park   n/a        Site currently not operational
Arroyo Seco  Near Greenfield   10:15pm     5.71ft   Mar 4  
Arroyo Seco  Near Soledad   10:00pm    0.14ft    
Cuyama  Below Buckhorn Canyon   10:30pm    5.78ft    
Santa Ynez  Below Los Laureles Canyon   10:45pm    1.11ft    
Piru Creek  Above Pyramid Lake   10:00pm    0.58ft    
Piru Creek  Above Lake Piru   10:15pm    2.65ft   2008  
Piru Creek  Below Lake Piru   9:45pm    1.59ft   2011  
Sespe Creek  Near Fillmore   10:15pm    3.87ft    
Santa Margarita  Near Temecula   10:00pm    1.66ft   Water 78°F
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California Sacramento Valley   Time          Flow         Gauge   BBS Comments
Sacramento  Below Box Canyon Dam   n/a        2012 Recent flows + Flow currently unavailable
Sacramento  At Delta   10:30pm  163   3.88ft   Mar 12  
McCloud  Above McCloud Res   10:30pm  552   1.17ft   2013  
McCloud  Below McCloud Dam   8:45pm  205       
McCloud  At Ah-Di-Na   8:45pm  201   1.30ft   2009  
McCloud  At Shasta Lake   10:00pm  238   9.37ft   2010 Water 59°F
Pit  Above Pit 1 Powerhouse   9:00pm  430      May 8 Schedule
Pit  Below Pit 1 Powerhouse   10:00pm  961   5.11ft   May 8 Schedule
Pit  Below Pit 3 Dam   7:00pm  330       
Pit  Below Pit 4 Dam   7:00pm  429      2011  
Pit  At Big Bend   7:00pm  433      May 8 Schedule
Clear Creek  Below Whiskeytown Lake   9:45pm  183   3.26ft   2012 Schedule
So. Battle Creek  Above NF Confluence   10:00pm  77   5.01ft   Water 63°F
Battle Creek  Above Baldwin Creek   10:00pm  115       
Battle Creek  At Coleman Fish Hatchery   10:30pm  181   0.64ft   2010 Falling 2 cfs/hr
No. Cottonwood  Above Middle Fork   n/a        2010 No estimate for this time of year
Mi. Cottonwood  Above North Fork   n/a        2009 No estimate for this time of year
So. Cottonwood  At Bowman Road   n/a        2009 No estimate for this time of year
Sacramento  At Bend Bridge   9:45pm  7,490   2.37ft   2011  
Antelope Creek  Above Cone Grove Rd   n/a        2012 No estimate for this time of year
Elder Creek  At Lowrey Road   8:30pm  12,900   0.12ft   2009 Falling 13 cfs/hr
Mill Creek  At End of Canyon   9:45pm  73   1.68ft   2009 Water 72°F
Deer Creek  Near Vina   10:15pm  61   1.74ft   2011 Water 72°F
Stony Creek  Inflow Black Butte Res   n/a        Flow currently unavailable
Butte Creek  Near Chico   10:00pm  92   1.09ft   2012 Water 70°F
No. Cache Creek  Above Indian Valley Res   7:00pm    1.82ft    
No. Cache Creek  Rel Indian Valley Dam   8:00pm    1.11ft    
Cache Creek  Below Clear Lake   10:30pm    2.18ft    
Bear Creek  Above Cache Creek   10:30pm    2.17ft   2008  
Cache Creek  At Rumsey Bridge (Gage)   10:15pm       2013  
Cache Creek  At Rumsey Bridge (Calc) (est)   11:45pm  13      2009 Confidence unknown, treat this estimate with suspicion
Putah Creek  Below Hwy 29   10:30pm    2.95ft    
Putah Creek  Below Lake Berryessa   10:00pm  435   7.59ft   Jun 25  
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California Sierra - West Slope - Northern   Time          Flow         Gauge   BBS Comments
Indian Creek  Below Indian Falls   10:00pm  18   6.74ft   2011  
Spanish Creek  Near Keddie   10:30pm  13   0.55ft   2014  
Eb. No. Feather  Below Virgilia (est)   11:45pm  Low      2014 Estimate is outside the model's range of 150-4000 cfs
No. Feather  Below Rock Creek Dam   7:00pm  776      Jul 16 Schedule
No. Feather  Below Grizzly Creek   7:00pm  217      2014  
No. Feather  Below Poe Dam   7:00pm  106      2014  
West Br Feather  At Whiskey Flat Bridge   n/a        2013 Flow currently unavailable
Mi. Feather  Below Sloat   n/a        2008 No estimate for this time of year
Mi. Feather  At Milsap Bar   10:00pm  169   5.20ft   2012 Please report trip
So. Feather  Below Little Grass Valley   10:00pm  11   7.10ft   Aug 25 Water 45°F
So. Feather  Below SF Diversion Dam   10:15pm    5.22ft   Water 62°F
Lost Creek  Below Lost Creek Res   10:15pm    4.82ft   Water 48°F
So. Feather  Below Forbestown Div Dam   10:15pm    4.50ft   2011 Water 55°F
Lavezzola Creek  Above Downie River   n/a        2011 No estimate for this time of year
Pauley Creek  At Pauley Creek Falls   n/a        2012 No estimate for this time of year
No. Yuba  At Sierra City   n/a        Apr 30 No estimate for this time of year
No. Yuba  Below Goodyears Bar   9:45pm  97   1.40ft   Apr 9  
No. Yuba  Above Slate Creek   10:30pm  72   3.80ft    
Slate Creek  Below Diversion Dam   10:15pm    4.45ft   Water 63°F
No. Yuba  Inflow New Bullards Bar (est)   10:00pm  396      Reservoir calculation, see Note 2
No. Yuba  Below New Bullards Bar   8:00pm       2011  
Mi. Yuba  Below Jackson Meadows   9:45pm  40      2011  
Mi. Yuba  Below Milton Dam   9:45pm       2011  
Mi. Yuba  Above Our House Dam   8:00am  22      Data are preliminary and subject to revision
Mi. Yuba  Below Our House Dam   8:00pm  21   16.94ft   2014  
So. Yuba  Near Cisco   9:45pm    1.87ft   2013 Data are preliminary and subject to revision
Fordyce Creek  Below Fordyce Dam   9:45pm  54   2.54ft   Aug 27 Data are preliminary and subject to revision
Canyon Creek  Below French Lake   n/a        2011 Flow currently unavailable
Canyon Creek  Below Bowman Lake   9:30pm    3.86ft   Apr 11  
So. Yuba  At Lang Crossing   9:45pm    35.91ft   Apr 11 Data are preliminary and subject to revision
So. Yuba  At Hwy 49 Bridge   8:00pm  23   1.56ft   Apr 11  
Yuba  Below Englebright Dam   10:30pm  845   6.99ft   Water 54°F
Deer Creek  Near Smartville   10:00pm    1.11ft    
Yuba  Below Deer Creek   10:00pm  847       
Bear  At Hwy 20 Bridge   9:45pm    0.43ft   2008 Data are preliminary and subject to revision
Bear  Below Drum Afterbay   9:45pm    0.65ft   2008 Data are preliminary and subject to revision
Bear  Below Dutch Flat Afterbay   10:30pm  11      2011  
Bear  At Hwy 174 Bridge   10:30pm  152   1.44ft   2011  
No. American  Inflow Lake Clementine   10:30pm  31   0.29ft   Apr 14  
Rubicon  Below Hell Hole Dam   n/a        2013 Site currently not operational
Rubicon  At Ellicott Bridge   10:30pm  32   1.54ft   2013 Data are preliminary and subject to revision
Mi. American  NF at Mosquito Ridge Rd   n/a        2013 Flow currently unavailable
Mi. American  Above Tunnel Chute   10:00pm  648   10.55ft   Aug 26  
Silver Fk American  Below Oyster Creek   10:00pm  14      2013  
Silver Fk American  Above SF American (est)   10:00pm  58      2013  
So. American  Below Kyburz   10:00pm  20   1.54ft   2013  
South Silver  At Autobahn   n/a        2012 Site currently not operational
So. Silver Cr  Below Ice House Res   n/a        2012 Site currently not operational
Silver Creek  Below Camino Dam   10:00pm  12       
So. American  Slab Creek Res Elevation   10:00pm     1837.59ft    
So. American  Below Slab Creek Dam   10:00pm  35      2012 Rating table lookup, see Note 3
So. American  At Chili Bar   10:30pm  439   1.91ft   Aug 19 Music Festival + Schedule + News and Rumors
No. Weber Creek  Inflow Weber Res   10:00pm    0.00ft   2013  
So. American  Below Weber Creek   9:45pm        Reports only water temperature + Water 61°F
American  Folsom Lake Elevation   9:00pm  1,500   400.28ft   2014  
American  Below Lake Natoma   10:00pm  1,500   5.19ft   2012 Water 65°F
No. Cosumnes  At Sand Ridge Rd   9:00pm    3.75ft    
Mi. Cosumnes  At Mt Aukum Rd   10:00pm  11   2.58ft   2014  
Cosumnes  At Michigan Bar   n/a        2011 Flow currently unavailable
No. Mokelumne  Salt Springs Inflow   n/a        2010 Flow currently unavailable
No. Mokelumne  Below Salt Springs Res   7:00pm  23      2009  
No. Mokelumne  Above Tiger Cr Afterbay   7:00pm  38      Apr 17  
No. Mokelumne  Below Tiger Creek Dam   7:00pm  44      May 8  
No. Mokelumne  Below West Point P.H.   7:00pm  44      2008  
Mokelumne  Below Electra Powerhouse   9:00pm  957      Aug 25 Moke Races
Mokelumne  Inflow Pardee Res (est)   10:00pm  792      May 8 Moke Races + Reservoir calculation, see Note 2
Calaveras  Below New Hogan Dam   10:00pm  186   1.56ft    
Highland Creek  Near No. Stan Confluence   10:30pm  160      2013  
No. Stanislaus  At Avery   10:30pm  166      Apr 12 Water 61°F
Mi. Stanislaus  Near Kennedy Meadow   7:00pm  31       
Mi. Stanislaus  Inflow Donnell Lake   n/a        Jun 15 Flow currently unavailable
Mi. Stanislaus  Below Sand Bar Flat Dam   7:00pm  19      2011  
So. Stanislaus  At Strawberry   7:00pm  13      2010  
So. Stanislaus  Below Filladelfia Div Dam   7:00pm  13      2010  
Stanislaus  At Camp Nine   9:00pm  221      Apr 7  
Stanislaus  Inflow New Melones Lake   n/a        Flow currently unavailable
Stanislaus  At Orange Blossom Bridge   9:45pm  194   2.10ft   2012 Water 68°F
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California Sierra - West Slope - Southern   Time          Flow         Gauge   BBS Comments
Tuolumne  Above Hetch Hetchy Res   10:30pm  26   6.94ft   Water 67°F
Tuolumne  Below Hetch Hetchy   9:45pm  77   3.10ft   Water 50°F
Tuolumne  Above Early Intake   9:45pm  93   12.48ft   Water 68°F
Cherry Creek  Above Cherry Lake   n/a        2013 Graph + Flow currently unavailable
Cherry Creek  Below Cherry Lake   10:00pm  15   5.43ft   2006 Water 49°F
Cherry Creek  Above Holm Powerhouse   10:15pm  46   2.01ft   2006 Water 68°F
Cherry Creek  Below Holm Powerhouse   9:45pm  243   7.07ft   Jul 22 Water 52°F
Tuolumne  Below Early Intake   10:30pm  79   3.44ft   Jul 22 Water 69°F
Tuolumne  At Mushroom (est)   10:45pm  322      Jul 22 90% confidence actual flow is between 310 and 340 cfs
Mi. Tuolumne  Above So. Fork Confluence   10:00pm    0.97ft   2009  
So. Tuolumne  At Rainbow Pool   n/a        2013 Flow currently unavailable
Tuolumne  At Merals Pool (est)   10:00pm  279      Jul 22 90% confidence actual flow is between 260 and 290 cfs
Clavey  Near Hunter Bend   n/a        2011 No estimate for this time of year
Tuolumne  At Wards Ferry   10:15pm  456   8.88ft   Jun 22 Water 66°F
Tuolumne  New Don Pedro Elevation   10:00pm     702.91ft    
Tuolumne  Inflow New Don Pedro Res   n/a        Jul 22 Flow currently unavailable
Tuolumne  Outflow New Don Pedro Res   n/a        Flow currently unavailable
Merced  At Pohono Bridge   10:00pm  18   1.00ft   2007  
Merced  At Red Bud (est)   11:45pm  18      2012 Confidence unknown, treat this estimate with suspicion
So. Merced  At Wawona   9:45pm    1.45ft   2008  
So. Merced  At Hwy 140 Bridge   n/a        2008 No estimate for this time of year
Merced  Below Briceburg   10:15pm    19.01ft   2013  
Merced  Inflow Lake McClure   n/a        2007 Flow currently unavailable
Fresno  Above Hensley Lake   9:45pm  BRT      2009  
Mi. San Joaquin  At Devils Postpile   10:00pm    2.72ft   2010  
San Joaquin  At Miller Crossing   n/a        2009 Flow currently unavailable
Mono Creek  Below Lake Edison   8:15pm  79   5.25ft   2008  
So. San Joaquin  Below Florence Lake   8:15pm  24   3.26ft   2006  
San Joaquin  Below Mammoth Pool Res   8:15pm  40   3.19ft   2013  
San Joaquin  Chawanakee Gorge   8:15pm    2228.51ft   2010  
San Joaquin  Below Stevenson Creek   7:15pm        
No. Willow Creek  Near Sugar Pine   9:45pm    2.35ft   2006  
San Joaquin  Below Redinger Lake   8:15pm  43   4.51ft   2006  
San Joaquin  At Horseshoe Bend   8:15pm  45      2013  
San Joaquin  At Patterson Bend   10:30pm  37   4.78ft   2006  
San Joaquin  At Squaw Leap Falls   n/a        2006 Flow currently unavailable
San Joaquin  Inflow Millerton Lake   n/a        2006 Flow currently unavailable
Dinkey Creek  At Dinkey Meadow   n/a        No estimate for this time of year
Dinkey Creek  Above North Fork Kings   n/a        2009 Insufficient data available to estimate flow
No. Kings  Below Balch Diversion Dam   10:30pm    1.64ft   2007  
No. Kings  Above Dinkey Creek (est)   10:30pm  BRT   1.22ft   2011  
No. Kings  Below Dinkey Creek   10:30pm  32   0.98ft   2012  
So. Kings  Below Cedar Grove (est)   4:00pm  Low      Estimate is outside the model's range of 300-2000 cfs
Kings  At Rodgers Crossing (est)   10:45pm  177      2009 90% confidence actual flow is between 170 and 185 cfs
Kings  Inflow Pine Flat Res (est)   10:00pm  1,054      2011 Reservoir calculation, see Note 2
Kings  Rel Pine Flat Lake   10:00pm  377   2.50ft    
Mill Creek  Above Kings River   10:00pm    1.22ft    
Marble Fk Kaweah  Near Lodgepole   9:45pm    6.91ft   Water 53°F
No. Kaweah  At Kaweah   n/a        No estimate for this time of year
Kaweah  At Three Rivers   10:15pm  14   1.61ft   2007  
Kaweah  Inflow Terminus Res   n/a        2009 Flow currently unavailable
Kaweah  Below Terminus Dam   10:00pm  96   1.64ft   Water 78°F
Tule  Near Springville   10:30pm    1.91ft    
No. Kern  At Kernville   9:00pm  115   4.45ft   May 30  
Brush Creek  At Take-Out Bridge   n/a        2014 Flow currently unavailable
So. Kern  Near Onyx   10:30pm    1.86ft   2009  
Kern  Above Borel Powerhouse   10:15pm  175   5.33ft   2006 Water 71°F
Kern  Rel Lake Isabella   10:00pm  175      2008  
Kern  Below Democrat (est)   11:00pm  50      2006 Confidence unknown, treat this estimate with suspicion
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California Sierra - East Slope   Time          Flow         Gauge   BBS Comments
Susan  At Susanville   10:00pm    3.56ft    
Truckee  Below Lake Tahoe   10:00pm  60   2.47ft   2011 Water 64°F
Truckee  Near Truckee   10:30pm  58   1.40ft   2006  
Truckee  At Boca Bridge   10:15pm  160   5.67ft    
Truckee  Near Floriston   10:30pm  180   2.95ft   2012  
E. Fk Carson  Near Markleeville   10:00pm  23   2.10ft   Jun 9  
E. Fk Carson  Near Gardnerville   10:30pm  46   8.75ft   2011  
West Walker  At Little Walker River   10:30pm  22   1.02ft   2009  
West Walker  At Walker   10:15pm  29   2.97ft    
East Walker  Near Bridgeport   10:30pm  45   2.74ft    
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Nevada Rivers   Time          Flow         Gauge   BBS Comments
Bruneau  At Rowland   10:30pm    1.87ft    
Jarbidge  Below Jarbidge   10:00pm    3.05ft    
E. Fk Owyhee  At Crutcher Crossing   n/a        Flow currently unavailable
Truckee  Near Floriston   10:30pm  180   2.95ft   2012  
Truckee  At Reno   10:15pm  93   3.19ft    
E. Fk Carson  Near Markleeville   10:00pm  23   2.10ft   Jun 9  
E. Fk Carson  Near Gardnerville   10:30pm  46   8.75ft   2011  
Carson  Near Carson City   10:15pm    2.56ft   2011  
West Walker  At Little Walker River   10:30pm  22   1.02ft   2009  
West Walker  At Walker   10:15pm  29   2.97ft    
East Walker  Near Bridgeport   10:30pm  45   2.74ft    
Lower Colorado  Below Hoover Dam   9:30pm  10,382       
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Estimate Information

All flows marked "est" or "rough" are estimates - which means they may well be incorrect.  For this reason, don't undertake expensive or time-consuming trips based solely on the estimate (or if you do, accept the possibility of being skunked).  Always try to confirm the sanity of the estimate by means of rainfall, snowpack, similar flows in similar drainages, word of mouth, etc.

Note 1  Confidence information appearing in the Comments column of the report means Dreamflows calculated the flow using a statistically-derived model.  In that case, two things.  Firstly, that confidence information is theoretical - it's based on the available historical data, which may or may not cover the current water year type.  Secondly, a confidence of (say) 85% sounds wonderful, but don't forget that also means there's a 15% chance the actual flow will be outside the given range.  You can report the accuracy of an estimate by visiting the river-levels webpage.

Note 2  Reservoir calculations are based on storage change.  Though useful indicators of flow trends, they can at times be amazingly inaccurate, especially if the reservoir is large.  See the Dreamflows FAQ for details.

Note 3  When gauge height is available but river flow is not, where possible, Dreamflows converts gauge height to river flow using a rating table.  The rating table used is the most currently-available, but still usually out-of-date, so the reported flow will probably be inaccurate to some extent.  You can report the accuracy of an estimate by visiting the river-levels webpage.

Note 4  Good-faith projections by the operating utility are usually reliable, but even so the scheduled releases might not occur, or be different than projected.  Reasons for this include (but are not limited to) operational, health, safety and legal.

Note 5  Informal projections by the operating utility are usually fairly reliable, however they can (and sometimes do) change radically without notice.  It's good to take these predictions with a grain of salt.

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