High Flows Expected in LAR

Posted on Thursday, December 15th, 2016

Due to high inflow into Folsom Reservoir, Reclamation has begun increasing flows down the Lower American River. They plan on going from 1,200 cfs (Dec 11) to 35,000 cfs (Dec 15). The last time flows were this high was December 2006. The change order is below.

Folsom releases from Nov 14, 2016 through Dec 14, 2016.

High Flows in Dec 2006


 

Date: Wed, Dec 14, 2016 at 3:10 PM
Subject: Nimbus Dam – Change Order

Date                Time           From (cfs)      To (cfs)

12/15/2016       0900            15,000            20,000

12/15/2016       1000            20,000            25,000

12/15/2016       1100            25,000            30,000

12/15/2016       1200            30,000            35,000

Please route any release in excess of Power Plant capacity through the river outlets.

Comment: Storage management/flood control

Issued by: Peggy Manza

PostedThursday, December 15th, 2016