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Change Order

Posted on Friday, January 21st, 2022

Please note the following release changes at Nimbus Dam:

Date                 Time                  From (cfs)               To (cfs)

1/25/22             0001                     3000                       2900

1/25/22             0400                      2900                       2800

1/25/22             0800                      2800                       2700

1/25/22             1200                      2700                       2600

1/25/22             1600                      2600                       2500

Note: Folsom Storage Management

Change Order

Posted on Tuesday, January 11th, 2022

The following change order was issued today for releases at Nimbus Dam:

Date                 Time                  From (cfs)               To (cfs)

1/13/21             0001                     5000                       4000

                            0100                      4000                       3000

                            0200                      3000                       2000

                            1500                      2000                       2500

                            1600                      2500                       3000

                            1700                      3000                       3500

                            1800                      3500                       4000

Note:  Reducing flows for the Rotary Screw Trap installation.

Change Order

Posted on Tuesday, October 26th, 2021
The following change order for releases at Nimbus Dam was issued yesterday:

Date                 Time                  From (cfs)               To (cfs)

10/25/21          1200                      2500                      2000

10/25/21          1600                      2000                      1500

10/25/21          2000                      1500                      1000

10/26/21          0001                      1000                       550

Note: Lake Natoma Reservoir Management

Change Order

Posted on Monday, October 25th, 2021
High side flows into Lake Natoma on 10/23 and 10/24 resulted Lake Natoma to go into Reservoir Management mode. These are the actions that were taken to keep Lake Natoma manageable:

Date                 Time                  From (cfs)               To (cfs)

10/24/21          1300                      550                         900

10/25/21          0100                      900                         2000

10/25/21          0330                      2000                       2500

Note: Lake Natoma Reservoir Management

OPINION: How Drought Affects the American River’s Salmon

Posted on Monday, October 4th, 2021


Stop and ponder this for a moment: In the American River passing through the Sacramento metroplex, giant fish swim by after surviving three or more years in the wild Pacific Ocean. These are our native fall-run chinook salmon. For thousands of years — long before there was a Sacramento — they have migrated from the American River to the Pacific Ocean and back on a three- to four-year cycle.

These fish are the basis for commercial and recreational salmon fishing in California and all across the West Coast. According to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, California’s commercial and recreational salmon fishery generates more than $500 million in revenue annually. If you buy wild-caught salmon at a restaurant or farmer’s market in California, it may have originated in the American River or another Sacramento River tributary.

Sacramento is blessed to be one of the few major metro areas in America with a wild salmon run in our midst. What does this mean? It means that amid our highways, neighborhoods and high-rise buildings, there remains an ecological cycle integral to our natural world. Because salmon are such a rich source of nutrients, their annual return to the river has fed humans, animals and even plants for millennia. It’s a cycle deeply intertwined with human health and prosperity.

Unfortunately, our salmon are suffering this year. These majestic fish — each over 2 feet long and weighing over 20 pounds as adults — have fought their way back to the Lower American River from the ocean only to find hostile spawning conditions.

Continue reading the full article in Comstock’s here.

Rich Desmond is a Sacramento County supervisor representing Carmichael and Ron Stork is a senior policy staffer for Friends of the River.

Water Forum Successor Effort – Plenary Meeting

Posted on Monday, September 27th, 2021

Water Forum Successor Effort – Plenary Meeting

Thursday, September 30, 2021, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm


5:30     Welcome and Introductions

5:45     Drought Actions: Investments in Climate Change Resiliency

             Presentation and breakout groups

7:00     Water Forum 2.0 Process Update

7:30     Adjourn

* Updated 9/29/21

Change Order

Posted on Friday, August 27th, 2021
The following change order for releases a Nimbus Dam was issued today:
Date           Time             From (cfs)      To (cfs)

 8/31/21       0001                700                600
Note:   Storage Conservation

Change Order

Posted on Monday, August 23rd, 2021
The following change order for releases at Nimbus Dam was issued today:
Date                 Time                  From (cfs)               To (cfs)

8/25/21            0001                      800                         700

Note: Conserve storage

Agenda Posted for Aug. 26 Water Forum Drought Conference

Posted on Monday, August 23rd, 2021

5:30 – 7:30 P.M.

Introductions and Disclosures
2. Western Drought – Regional Impacts
3. Water Forum Resolution on Drought Actions (Opportunity to Caucus)
4. Breakout Group Discussions on Drought Actions
5. Next Steps
6. Adjourn

*Please contact Ana Ayala at for virtual meeting login information.

Change Order

Posted on Friday, August 20th, 2021
The following change order for releases at Nimbus Dam was issued today:
Date                 Time                  From (cfs)               To (cfs)

8/22/21            0001                      900                         800

Note: Conserve storage