This flow information reflects conditions only at the time measurements were taken.
Flows marked "est" or "rough" are estimates based on other flow values, and may therefore be wildly inaccurate
(see Estimate Information).
In addition, release changes, rainfall or snowmelt can cause dramatic changes to all flows.
Therefore, actual flows may differ significantly from the ones listed here.
Dreamflows created and maintained as a free service by Chris Shackleton, Sacramento, CA, U.S.A.
The values that determine if a flow is marked "low", "good", "optimum", or
"high" are available on the Trigger Levels page.
Note: these colors give a general, catch-all classification for the flow at each location, as an aid to selecting potential reaches/runs.
However, flow ranges are very subjective, particularly with respect to craft type, so be sure to consult a guidebook before selecting a run to paddle.
Note also that a "low" or "high" classification means just that - "low" or "high".
Whether or not it also means "unrunnable" depends on how low or high, your craft type, and your skill level -
many rivers are routinely run at flows that are generally considered "low" or "high".
Weather icons: sunny,
Note: these icons should give you a general idea of what the weather is like at each location - or will be like tomorrow if this report was generated after 4PM -
but there is no substitute for clicking on the link and getting the full NOAA weather report.
Search symbols: marks the location of a Select by Distance search.
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.
The Dreamflows Bulletin Board
and the Dreamflows Notes page
report useful river information such as hazards, releases, access issues, etc.
A given posting may be on one but not the other, so be sure to visit both.