Topic: A New Reality - Annual Recreational Flows for Horseshoe Bend
|Posted: May 7, 2021Post Subject: A New Reality - Annual Recreational Flows for Horseshoe Bend
|Horseshoe Bend - San Joaquin River
Paddlers get your boating gear together for annual recreational flow releases on the Horseshoe Bend reach of the San Joaquin River. After nearly two decades of direct advocacy and engagement, American Whitewater is pleased to announce the fruits of our labor. In March 2021 Southern California Edison (SCE) announced they finally secured approval of Long Term Operating Rules for operation of the Big Creek 4 Hydroelectric Project on the San Joaquin River. These rules outline long awaited flow improvements that will begin this Spring. In a win for American Whitewater, managing agencies, and the North Fork Mono Tribe, SCE will now provide flow releases that restore more natural flow patterns that are both optimal for recreational paddling and protective of native aquatic species.
This year recreational flows will be provided the weekend of June 5th & 6th. Flows will range between 2500 cfs to 2000 cfs on Saturday and between 2000 cfs and 1600 cfs on Sunday.