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

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

 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
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
182,100 cfs
all day
192,100 cfs
all day
202,100 cfs
all day

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.