Dreamflows Realtime Report - Sep 21, 2014 @ 8:55pm PDT
California/Nevada

 
"I can't boat everyday, but I can always Dream"
 
Home River Flows Bulletin Board Custom Email Reports Alerts Signup Login Help Search

Select flow report:  Zone:  Format:

Sponsored by:
Otter Bar Lodge ECHO River Trips Mariah Wilderness Expeditions
DeRiemer Adventure Kayaking Sierra Rescue - Expert Swiftwater Rescue Instruction The River Store
 

Section Index

Display only one section at a time
California North Coast
California Central/South Coast
California Sacramento Valley
California Sierra - West Slope - Northern
California Sierra - West Slope - Southern
California Sierra - East Slope
Nevada Rivers
Other Dreamflows Reports
Key to Symbols
Estimate Information
Helpful Dreamflows Links
Download Tom Saffell's California River Map

Dreamflows created and maintained as a free service by Chris Shackleton, Sacramento, CA, U.S.A.

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   8:45pm  252   4.84ft   2014  
Klamath  J.C. Boyle Schedule (sched)   10:30pm  300       
Klamath  Below J.C. Boyle Plant   7:45pm  398   3.02ft    
Klamath  Below Iron Gate Dam   8:15pm  1,000   2.38ft   2009  
Shasta  Near Yreka   8:00pm  33   2.68ft    
Klamath  Below Seiad Valley   8:00pm  1,110   2.09ft   2009 Falling 2 cfs/hr
Kidder Creek  Below Babs Fork   n/a        2011 Flow currently unavailable
Scott  Near Fort Jones   8:30pm    4.38ft   2010  
Indian Creek  Near Happy Camp (Klamath)   7:45pm  21   3.50ft    
Klamath  At Orleans   8:30pm  1,260   2.43ft   2009 Water 70°F
Klamath  At Klamath Glen   8:30pm  4,920   9.57ft   Water 65°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   8:30pm  111   1.48ft   Sep 2 Being discontinued - alert!
Coffee Creek  Above Trinity River   n/a        2011 No estimate for this time of year
Trinity  Above Coffee Creek   8:30pm  19   2.83ft   2008  
Trinity  Inflow Clair Engle Lake   n/a        Flow currently unavailable
Trinity  Below Lewiston Dam   8:30pm  3,430   16.87ft   Sep 18 Schedule + Water 52°F
Trinity  At Douglas City   8:00pm  3,160   9.23ft   Sep 18 Water 55°F
Indian Creek  Near Douglas City   8:30pm    0.56ft   2012  
No. Trinity  At Helena   8:00pm  104   3.33ft   2012 Water 68°F
Trinity  At Pigeon Point   7:45pm  3,364      Sep 18  
Trinity  At Cedar Flat   7:45pm  3,210   7.40ft   Sep 18  
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   8:30pm  19   3.11ft   2010  
Trinity  At Hoopa   8:00pm  3,270   14.64ft   Sep 18 Water 63°F + Falling 6 cfs/hr
Redwood Creek  At Hwy 299   7:45pm    1.03ft   2012  
Redwood Creek  At Orick   8:15pm    9.14ft   2009  
Mad River  Above Ruth Lake   n/a        Flow currently unavailable
Mad River  At Arcata   8:45pm  37   4.29ft   2011  
Van Duzen  At Bridgeville   8:15pm    0.15ft   2012  
Mi. Eel  Near Dos Rios   8:00pm    2.72ft   2011  
So. Eel  At Leggett   8:30pm  12   5.40ft   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   8:15pm  24   6.56ft   2009  
Eel  At Scotia   8:15pm  49   8.66ft   2009  
Mattole  Near Ettersburg   8:00pm    8.55ft   2010  
Noyo River  Below South Fork   8:15pm    2.17ft    
Rancheria Creek  At Mountain View Rd   n/a        2010 No estimate for this time of year
Navarro  Near Navarro   8:15pm    1.49ft   2010  
So. Gualala  Near Sea Ranch   7:45pm    4.20ft    
Display only this section.
Return to Index.
 
California Central/South Coast   Time          Flow         Gauge   BBS Comments
E. Fk Russian  Above Lake Mendocino   8:15pm  60   5.89ft    
Big Sulphur Cr  At Geysers Resort   8:15pm    2.89ft    
Big Sulphur Cr  Near Cloverdale   8:30pm    17.59ft   2012  
Russian  At Hopland   8:00pm  72      2010 Water 71°F
Russian  Near Cloverdale   8:00pm  70   2.10ft   2012 Water 71°F
Russian  Near Healdsburg   7:45pm  59   0.98ft   2009  
Mark West Creek  Near Santa Rosa   n/a        2012 No estimate for this time of year
Napa  Near Napa   8:00pm  31   3.97ft   2009  
Arroyo Mocho  Near Livermore   n/a        Site currently not operational
Arroyo Valle  Above Lake Del Valle   7:45pm    0.53ft   2009  
Alameda Creek  Near Niles   8:00pm  28   2.95ft   2006 Water 69°F
Arroyo Hondo  Near San Jose   8:00pm    3.89ft   2010 Water 66°F
Guadalupe  At San Jose   8:00pm    4.28ft    
San Francisquito Cr  At Stanford University   8:00pm    0.05ft    
Coyote Creek  Above Coyote Lake   8:15pm    1.37ft    
Pescadero Creek  Near Pescadero   8:00pm    0.82ft    
San Lorenzo  At Felton   8:30pm    2.73ft   2012  
San Lorenzo  At Santa Cruz   8:00pm    5.11ft    
San Antonio  Near Lockwood   8:15pm    2.66ft    
Carmel  At Robles Del Rio   8:15pm    0.82ft    
Carmel  Near Carmel   8:00pm    2.91ft    
Big Sur  Near Big Sur   8:15pm    3.96ft    
Big Sur  Andrew Molera State Park   n/a        Site currently not operational
Arroyo Seco  Near Greenfield   8:15pm     5.71ft   2014  
Arroyo Seco  Near Soledad   8:00pm    0.14ft    
Cuyama  Below Buckhorn Canyon   8:30pm    5.78ft    
Santa Ynez  Below Los Laureles Canyon   8:45pm    1.11ft    
Piru Creek  Above Pyramid Lake   8:00pm    0.58ft    
Piru Creek  Above Lake Piru   8:15pm    2.65ft   2008  
Piru Creek  Below Lake Piru   7:45pm    1.58ft   2011  
Sespe Creek  Near Fillmore   8:15pm    3.89ft    
Santa Margarita  Near Temecula   8:00pm    1.65ft   Water 78°F
Display only this section.
Return to Index.
 
California Sacramento Valley   Time          Flow         Gauge   BBS Comments
Sacramento  Below Box Canyon Dam   n/a        2012 Recent flows + Flow currently unavailable
Sacramento  At Delta   8:30pm  159   3.86ft   2014  
McCloud  Above McCloud Res   8:30pm  552   1.17ft   2013 Rising 2 cfs/hr
McCloud  Below McCloud Dam   6:45pm  203       
McCloud  At Ah-Di-Na   6:45pm  201   1.30ft   2009  
McCloud  At Shasta Lake   8:00pm  234   9.36ft   2010 Water 59°F
Pit  Above Pit 1 Powerhouse   7:00pm  365      May 8 Schedule
Pit  Below Pit 1 Powerhouse   8:00pm  1,100   5.30ft   May 8 Schedule
Pit  Below Pit 3 Dam   5:00pm  313       
Pit  Below Pit 4 Dam   5:00pm  420      2011  
Pit  At Big Bend   5:00pm  1,256      May 8  
Clear Creek  Below Whiskeytown Lake   7:45pm  183   3.26ft   2012 Schedule + Water 61°F
So. Battle Creek  Above NF Confluence   8:00pm  45   4.72ft   Water 62°F
Battle Creek  Above Baldwin Creek   8:00pm  85       
Battle Creek  At Coleman Fish Hatchery   8:30pm  197   0.70ft   2010  
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   7:45pm  6,010   1.63ft   2011 Water 63°F
Antelope Creek  Above Cone Grove Rd   n/a        2012 No estimate for this time of year
Elder Creek  At Lowrey Road   8:30pm  12,500   0.12ft   2009 Falling 22 cfs/hr
Mill Creek  At End of Canyon   7:45pm  73   1.68ft   2009 Water 69°F
Deer Creek  Near Vina   8:15pm  61   1.70ft   2011 Water 69°F
Stony Creek  Inflow Black Butte Res   n/a        Flow currently unavailable
Butte Creek  Near Chico   8:00pm  70   1.08ft   2012 Water 68°F
No. Cache Creek  Above Indian Valley Res   2:00am    1.82ft    
No. Cache Creek  Rel Indian Valley Dam   8:00pm    1.14ft    
Cache Creek  Below Clear Lake   8:30pm    2.17ft    
Bear Creek  Above Cache Creek   8:30pm    2.18ft   2008  
Cache Creek  At Rumsey Bridge (Gage)   8:15pm       2013  
Cache Creek  At Rumsey Bridge (Calc) (est)   10:30pm  13      2009 Confidence unknown, treat this estimate with suspicion
Putah Creek  Below Hwy 29   8:30pm    2.71ft    
Putah Creek  Below Lake Berryessa   8:00pm  413   7.51ft   Jun 25  
Display only this section.
Return to Index.
 
California Sierra - West Slope - Northern   Time          Flow         Gauge   BBS Comments
Indian Creek  Below Indian Falls   8:00pm  19   6.75ft   2011  
Spanish Creek  Near Keddie   8:30pm  11   0.57ft   2014  
Eb. No. Feather  Below Virgilia (est)   11:00pm  Low      2014 Estimate is outside the model's range of 150-4000 cfs
No. Feather  Below Rock Creek Dam   5:00pm  225      Sep 10 Schedule + 2014 Feather River Festival
No. Feather  Below Grizzly Creek   5:00pm  247      2014  
No. Feather  Below Poe Dam   5:00pm  115      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   8:00pm  164   5.16ft   2012 Please report trip
So. Feather  Below Little Grass Valley   8:00pm  161   8.59ft   Aug 25 Water 44°F
So. Feather  Below SF Diversion Dam   8:15pm    5.26ft   Water 50°F
Lost Creek  Below Lost Creek Res   8:15pm    4.81ft   Water 48°F
So. Feather  Below Forbestown Div Dam   8:15pm    4.51ft   2011 Water 57°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   7:45pm  94   1.37ft   Apr 9  
No. Yuba  Above Slate Creek   8:30pm  67   3.78ft    
Slate Creek  Below Diversion Dam   8:15pm    4.45ft   Water 61°F
No. Yuba  Inflow New Bullards Bar (est)   8:00pm  59      Reservoir calculation, see Note 2
No. Yuba  Below New Bullards Bar   8:00pm       2011  
Mi. Yuba  Below Jackson Meadows   8:45pm  38      2011  
Mi. Yuba  Below Milton Dam   8:45pm    4.69ft   2011  
Mi. Yuba  Above Our House Dam   7:00am  21      Data are preliminary and subject to revision
Mi. Yuba  Below Our House Dam   8:00pm  20   16.93ft   2014  
So. Yuba  Near Cisco   7:15pm    1.88ft   2013 Data are preliminary and subject to revision
Fordyce Creek  Below Fordyce Dam   7:15pm  51   2.51ft   Aug 27 Data are preliminary and subject to revision
Canyon Creek  Below French Lake   n/a        Sep 10 Flow currently unavailable
Canyon Creek  Below Bowman Lake   8:30pm    3.86ft   Apr 11  
So. Yuba  At Lang Crossing   7:45pm  10   36.08ft   Apr 11 Data are preliminary and subject to revision
So. Yuba  At Hwy 49 Bridge   8:00pm  28   1.68ft   Apr 11  
Yuba  Below Englebright Dam   8:00pm  580   6.38ft    
Deer Creek  Near Smartville   8:00pm    1.12ft    
Yuba  Below Deer Creek   8:00pm  582       
Bear  At Hwy 20 Bridge   7:15pm    0.37ft   2008 Data are preliminary and subject to revision
Bear  Below Drum Afterbay   7:15pm  12   0.90ft   2008 Data are preliminary and subject to revision
Bear  Below Dutch Flat Afterbay   8:30pm  37      2011  
Bear  At Hwy 174 Bridge   8:30pm  82   1.23ft   2011  
No. American  Inflow Lake Clementine   8:30pm  31   0.30ft   Apr 14  
Rubicon  Below Hell Hole Dam   n/a        2013 Site currently not operational
Rubicon  At Ellicott Bridge   n/a        2013 Data are preliminary and subject to revision + Flow currently unavailable
Mi. American  NF at Mosquito Ridge Rd   n/a        2013 Flow currently unavailable
Mi. American  Above Tunnel Chute   8:00pm  201   8.68ft   Sep 18  
Silver Fk American  Below Oyster Creek   8:00pm  51      2013  
Silver Fk American  Above SF American (est)   8:00pm       2013  
So. American  Below Kyburz   8:00pm  17   1.50ft   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   8:00pm  11       
So. American  Slab Creek Res Elevation   8:00pm     1833.64ft    
So. American  Below Slab Creek Dam   8:00pm  35      2012 Rating table lookup, see Note 3
So. American  At Chili Bar   8:30pm  159   1.02ft   Sep 20 Schedule + News and Rumors
No. Weber Creek  Inflow Weber Res   8:00pm    0.00ft   2013  
So. American  Below Weber Creek   7:45pm        Reports only water temperature + Water 61°F
American  Folsom Lake Elevation   7:00pm  1,467   396.81ft   2014  
American  Below Lake Natoma   8:00pm  1,380   5.10ft   2012 Water 66°F
No. Cosumnes  At Sand Ridge Rd   6:00pm    3.87ft    
Mi. Cosumnes  At Mt Aukum Rd   7:00pm  16   2.84ft   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   5:00pm  21      2009  
No. Mokelumne  Above Tiger Cr Afterbay   5:00pm  57      Apr 17  
No. Mokelumne  Below Tiger Creek Dam   5:00pm  46      May 8  
No. Mokelumne  Below West Point P.H.   5:00pm  46      2008  
Mokelumne  Below Electra Powerhouse   7:00pm  611      Aug 25  
Mokelumne  Inflow Pardee Res (est)   8:00pm  458      May 8 Reservoir calculation, see Note 2
Calaveras  Below New Hogan Dam   8:00pm  111   1.33ft    
Highland Creek  Near No. Stan Confluence   8:30pm  159      2013  
No. Stanislaus  At Avery   8:30pm  166      Apr 12 Water 60°F
Mi. Stanislaus  Near Kennedy Meadow   5:00pm  39       
Mi. Stanislaus  Inflow Donnell Lake   n/a        Jun 15 Flow currently unavailable
Mi. Stanislaus  Below Sand Bar Flat Dam   5:00pm  19      2011  
So. Stanislaus  At Strawberry   5:00pm  45      2010  
So. Stanislaus  Below Filladelfia Div Dam   5:00pm  36      2010  
Stanislaus  At Camp Nine   7:00pm  621      Apr 7  
Stanislaus  Inflow New Melones Lake   n/a        Flow currently unavailable
Stanislaus  At Orange Blossom Bridge   7:45pm  205   2.11ft   2012 Water 68°F
Display only this section.
Return to Index.
 
California Sierra - West Slope - Southern   Time          Flow         Gauge   BBS Comments
Tuolumne  Above Hetch Hetchy Res   8:30pm  18   6.78ft   Water 64°F
Tuolumne  Below Hetch Hetchy   7:45pm  51   2.85ft   Water 51°F
Tuolumne  Above Early Intake   8:45pm  59   12.28ft   Water 68°F
Cherry Creek  Above Cherry Lake   n/a        2013 Graph + Flow currently unavailable
Cherry Creek  Below Cherry Lake   8:00pm  16   5.43ft   2006 Water 51°F
Cherry Creek  Above Holm Powerhouse   8:15pm  33   1.88ft   2006 Water 66°F
Cherry Creek  Below Holm Powerhouse   7:45pm  223   6.88ft   Jul 22 Water 52°F
Tuolumne  Below Early Intake   8:30pm  54   3.23ft   Jul 22 Water 67°F
Tuolumne  At Mushroom (est)   8:45pm  277      Jul 22 90% confidence actual flow is between 260 and 290 cfs
Mi. Tuolumne  Above So. Fork Confluence   8:00pm    1.01ft   2009  
So. Tuolumne  At Rainbow Pool   n/a        2013 Flow currently unavailable
Tuolumne  At Merals Pool (est)   8:00pm  276      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   8:15pm  230   8.05ft   Jun 22 Water 68°F
Tuolumne  New Don Pedro Elevation   8:00pm     697.55ft    
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   8:00pm  11   0.87ft   2007  
So. Merced  At Wawona   8:45pm    1.48ft   2008  
So. Merced  At Hwy 140 Bridge   n/a        2008 No estimate for this time of year
Merced  Below Briceburg   8:15pm  BRT   18.91ft   2013  
Merced  Inflow Lake McClure   n/a        2007 Flow currently unavailable
Fresno  Above Hensley Lake   7:45pm  BRT      2009  
Mi. San Joaquin  At Devils Postpile   8:00pm  10   2.75ft   2010  
San Joaquin  At Miller Crossing   n/a        2009 Flow currently unavailable
Mono Creek  Below Lake Edison   8:15am  16   4.77ft   2008  
So. San Joaquin  Below Florence Lake   6:15pm  23   3.25ft   2006  
San Joaquin  Below Mammoth Pool Res   6:15pm  36   3.14ft   2013  
San Joaquin  Chawanakee Gorge   6:15pm    2229.08ft   2010  
San Joaquin  Below Stevenson Creek   5:15pm        
No. Willow Creek  Near Sugar Pine   7:45pm    2.42ft   2006  
San Joaquin  Below Redinger Lake   6:15pm  43   4.51ft   2006  
San Joaquin  At Horseshoe Bend   6:15pm  45      2013  
San Joaquin  At Patterson Bend   8:30pm  37   4.77ft   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   n/a        2007 Flow currently unavailable
No. Kings  Above Dinkey Creek (est)   8:30pm  BRT   1.24ft   2011  
No. Kings  Below Dinkey Creek   8:30pm  34   1.01ft   2012  
So. Kings  Below Cedar Grove   n/a        No estimate for this time of year
Kings  At Rodgers Crossing (est)   8:45pm  Low      2009 Estimate is outside the model's range of 150--1 cfs
Kings  Inflow Pine Flat Res (est)   8:00pm  147      2011 Reservoir calculation, see Note 2
Kings  Rel Pine Flat Lake   8:00pm  377   2.50ft    
Mill Creek  Above Kings River   8:00pm    1.22ft    
Marble Fk Kaweah  Near Lodgepole   7:45pm    6.91ft   Water 51°F
No. Kaweah  At Kaweah   n/a        No estimate for this time of year
Kaweah  At Three Rivers   8:15pm  14   1.58ft   2007  
Kaweah  Inflow Terminus Res   n/a        2009 Flow currently unavailable
Kaweah  Below Terminus Dam   8:00pm  34   0.85ft   Water 78°F
Tule  Near Springville   8:30pm    1.91ft    
No. Kern  At Kernville   8:00pm  93   4.38ft   May 30  
Brush Creek  At Take-Out Bridge   n/a        2014 Flow currently unavailable
So. Kern  Near Onyx   8:30pm    1.91ft   2009  
Kern  Above Borel Powerhouse   8:15pm  100   4.82ft   2006 Water 70°F
Kern  Rel Lake Isabella   8:00pm  103      2008  
Kern  Below Democrat (est)   11:00pm  50      2006 Confidence unknown, treat this estimate with suspicion
Display only this section.
Return to Index.
 
California Sierra - East Slope   Time          Flow         Gauge   BBS Comments
Susan  At Susanville   8:00pm  11   3.60ft    
Truckee  Below Lake Tahoe   8:00pm    1.79ft   Sep 10 Water 61°F
Truckee  Near Truckee   8:30pm  13   0.92ft   2006  
Truckee  At Boca Bridge   8:15pm  70   5.32ft    
Truckee  Near Floriston   8:30pm  92   2.51ft   2012  
E. Fk Carson  Near Markleeville   8:00pm  32   2.19ft   Jun 9  
E. Fk Carson  Near Gardnerville   8:30pm  33   8.77ft   2011  
West Walker  At Little Walker River   8:30pm  31   1.14ft   2009  
West Walker  At Walker   8:15pm  36   3.07ft    
East Walker  Near Bridgeport   8:30pm  22   2.50ft    
Display only this section.
Return to Index.
 
Nevada Rivers   Time          Flow         Gauge   BBS Comments
Bruneau  At Rowland   8:30pm    1.79ft    
Jarbidge  Below Jarbidge   8:00pm    2.97ft    
E. Fk Owyhee  At Crutcher Crossing   n/a        Flow currently unavailable
Truckee  Near Floriston   8:30pm  92   2.51ft   2012  
Truckee  At Reno   8:15pm  28   2.53ft    
E. Fk Carson  Near Markleeville   8:00pm  32   2.19ft   Jun 9  
E. Fk Carson  Near Gardnerville   8:30pm  33   8.77ft   2011  
Carson  Near Carson City   8:15pm    2.59ft   2011  
West Walker  At Little Walker River   8:30pm  31   1.14ft   2009  
West Walker  At Walker   8:15pm  36   3.07ft    
East Walker  Near Bridgeport   8:30pm  22   2.50ft    
Lower Colorado  Below Hoover Dam   7:30pm  16,335       
Display only this section.
Return to Index.
 
Other Dreamflows Reports

This report is also available in CSV format.  See CSV Conversions to load reports into Microsoft Excel, etc.
A complete list of available reports and report formats is available on the River Flow Reports page.
Key to Symbols

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.

Helpful Dreamflows Links

You are paddler number  2,490,309  to visit this web page since Feb 23, 2000.