Dreamflows American - Lake Natoma Release Schedule
 
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Releases on the American River from Lake Natoma

In the tables that follow, each date is color-coded according to the kind of release scheduled for that day:

ColorMeaning
 Scheduled release is not yet known.
 Scheduled release: Less than 3000 cfs below Lake Natoma.
 Scheduled release: Less than 6000 cfs below Lake Natoma.
 Ramping up/down from Lake Natoma.
 Projected release based on the most recent scheduled release.
Note: "Projected releases" (if present) are best guesses generated by Dreamflows.
Note: All other scheduled release information provided by U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.

 

September 2019
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
13,325 cfs
 all day
23,325 cfs
 all day
33,325 cfs
 all day
43,325 cfs
 all day
53,325 cfs
 all day
6Ramping up
to 3,400 cfs then
down to 3,200 cfs
7Ramping down
to 3,000 cfs
8Ramping down
to 2,400 cfs
9Ramping down
to 1,000 cfs then
up to 2,700 cfs
102,700 cfs
 all day
112,700 cfs
 all day
122,700 cfs
 all day
132,700 cfs
 all day
142,700 cfs
 all day
152,700 cfs
 all day
16Change to
 2,100 cfs at 10pm
172,100 cfs
 all day
18Change to
 2,040 cfs at 5am
192,040 cfs
 all day
202,040 cfs
 all day
212,040 cfs
 all day
222,040 cfs
 all day
23Change to
 2,100 cfs at 10am
242,100 cfs
 all day
25Ramping down
to 1,700 cfs
261,700 cfs
 all day
27Change to
 2,100 cfs at 8am
282,100 cfs
 all day
292,100 cfs
 all day
302,700 cfs
 all day
         

 

October 2019
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
    12,700 cfs
all day
22,700 cfs
all day
32,700 cfs
all day
42,700 cfs
all day
52,700 cfs
all day
62,700 cfs
all day
72,700 cfs
all day
82,700 cfs
all day
92,700 cfs
all day
102,700 cfs
all day
112,700 cfs
all day
122,700 cfs
all day
132,700 cfs
all day
142,700 cfs
all day
152,700 cfs
all day
162,700 cfs
all day
172,700 cfs
all day
182,700 cfs
all day
192,700 cfs
all day
202,700 cfs
all day
212,700 cfs
all day
222,700 cfs
all day
232,700 cfs
all day
242,700 cfs
all day
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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 expected releases.  Actual releases may be different, and may change at short notice.  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.