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Change Order

Posted on Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

The following change order was issued by Peggy Manza this afternoon:

 

Date                   Time           From (cfs)        To (cfs)

6/17/2019           2100               8,000                7,600

6/17/2019           2200               7,600                7,300  

6/18/2019           2100               7,300                7,000

6/18/2019           2200               7,000                6,700  

6/18/2019           2300               6,700                6,400    

 

Comment:  Storage management

Issued by: Peggy Manza

Change Order

Posted on Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

The following change order was issued by Peggy Manza:

 

Date                   Time           From (cfs)        To (cfs)

6/10/2019           2100             15,000              14,000

6/10/2019           2200             14,000              13,000  

 

6/11/2019           2100             13,000              12,300

6/11/2019           2200             12,300              11,600  

6/11/2019           2300             11,600              11,000    

 

6/12/2019           2100             11,000              10,500

6/12/2019           2200             10,500              10,000  

6/12/2019           2300             10,000                9,500    

 

6/13/2019           2100               9,500                9,100

6/13/2019           2200               9,100                8,700  

6/13/2019           2300               8,700                8,300    

 

6/14/2019           2100               8,300                8,000

 

Comment:  Storage management

Change Order

Posted on Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

Please make the following release changes to the American River 

 

Date                   Time           From (cfs)        To (cfs)

5/23/2019          2100             10,000             9,500

5/23/2019          2200              9,500              9,100  

5/23/2019          2300              9,100              8,900 

 

5/24/2019          2100              8,900              8,500

5/24/2019          2200              8,500              8,300  

5/24/2019          2300              8,300              8,000 

 

Comment:  Reducing flows for public safety for Memorial Day Weekend

 

Issued by: Peggy Manza

 

Change Order

Posted on Thursday, May 16th, 2019

Please make the following release changes to the American River 

Date                   Time           From (cfs)        To (cfs)

5/17/2019          0800              9,000             10,000

remain at 10,000 cfs until further notice.

Comment:  Storage management for May storm events

Issued by: Peggy Manza

New Partnership Nurtures Young Scientists to Care for the American River

Posted on Tuesday, May 14th, 2019

CARMICHAEL— Elana, a first grader at Elder Creek Elementary School in Sacramento, dipped the litmus paper into the river as her classmate, Jason, held a thermometer in the water. The other children watching closely along the water’s edge, the young scientists learned how to test the river’s pH and temperature, both of which are critical to supporting salmon and steelhead that rely on the lower American River.

The lesson is part of a new partnership between the Sacramento Water Forum and Effie Yeaw Nature Center in Carmichael to enhance environmental education for underserved elementary schools in the Sacramento region.

A favorite location for teachers throughout the greater Sacramento area, the Nature Center provides education programs to kids from kindergarten through 8th grade and takes care of the 77-acre nature preserve located in Ancil Hoffman Park. The Water Forum represents a diverse group of water providers, local governments and environmentalists focused on safeguarding the Lower American River for both drinking water and wildlife.

“Many students may not realize how important water is in our ecosystem and that it sustains all forms of life,” said Effie Yeaw Nature Center Executive Director Torey Byington. “Our partnership with the Water Forum allows students to receive a one-of-a-kind nature experience that exposes them to the scientific principles and understanding that are keys to forming a relationship with our natural community—both to protect it and share it with others.”

With support from the Water Forum and a Sacramento County grant, the center’s Urban Nature Program was enriched to include more hands-on discussions about where water comes from, where it goes and why rivers are important; water quality and its effects on salmon; and ways to protect the lower American River from pollution.

The ultimate goal is to help students understand the importance of water to our community and environment, nurture a deeper connection to the river and inspire budding young scientists, said Water Forum Executive Director Tom Gohring. “Part of the Water Forum mission is to care for the lower American River and the American River Parkway,” Gohring said. “This partnership is helping us instill the value of the natural world, and specifically the American River, into our next generation of citizens, educators and civic leaders.”

To learn more about the Urban Nature Partnership Program or other educational programs offered at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center, visit sacnaturecenter.net. 

Listen to KFBK New Radio interview Water Forum scientist Lilly Allen about the Urban Nature Partnership Program

The Sacramento Water Forum is a diverse group of business and agricultural leaders, citizen groups, environmentalists, water managers and local governments working together to balance two co-equal objectives: to provide a reliable and safe water supply for the Sacramento region’s long-term growth and economic health; and to preserve the fishery, wildlife, recreational, and aesthetic values of the lower American River. Learn more at waterforum.org.

The Effie Yeaw Nature Center (a community service of the American River Natural History Association) provides nature education programs to kids from kindergarten through 8th grade, as well as evening classes for adults, and takes care of the 77-acre nature preserve located in Ancil Hoffman Park in Carmichael. Built in 1976, the Nature Center honors the work done by Effie Yeaw (1900-1970) who connected thousands of children with nature at the location now protected as a nature preserve. Each year nearly 100,000 residents, including many families with young children, walk the nature center trails and enjoy the quiet natural area, which extends from the oak woodland to the lower American River. Learn more at sacnaturecenter.net.

Change Order

Posted on Monday, May 13th, 2019

Please make the following release changes to the American River 

 

Date                   Time           From (cfs)        To (cfs)

5/13/2019          0800              8,000              9,000

 

5/17/2019          2100              9,000              8,600

5/17/2019          2200              8,600              8,300

5/17/2019          2300              8,300              8,000

 

Comment:  Storage management, then ramping back down for public safety for the weekend.

 

Issued by: Peggy Manza

Change Orders

Posted on Friday, May 3rd, 2019

Date                   Time           From (cfs)        To (cfs)

5/03/2019          0800              7,300              8,000

Comment:  Storage management

Issued by: Peggy Manza

 

Date                   Time           From (cfs)        To (cfs)

5/06/2019          0800              8,000              9,000

5/10/2019          2100              9,000              8,600

5/10/2019          2200              8,600              8,300

5/10/2019          2300              8,300              8,000

Comment:  Storage management, then ramping back down for public safety for the weekend.

Issued by: Peggy Manza

 

Date                   Time           From (cfs)        To (cfs)

4/21/2019          2100              7,500              7,300

Comment:  Storage management

Issued by: Peggy Manza

 

Date                   Time           From (cfs)        To (cfs)

4/15/2019          2100            10,000              9,500

4/16/2019          2100                9,500              9,100

4/16/2019          2200                9,100              8,700

4/16/2019          2300                8,700              8,300

4/17/2019          2100                8,300              8,000

4/17/2019          2200                8,000              7,700

4/17/2019          2300                7,700              7,500

Comment:  Storage management

Issued by: Peggy Manza

Change Order

Posted on Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019

The following change order was issued by Peggy Manza on 4/3/2019::

Please make the following release changes to the American River 

Date                   Time           From (cfs)        To (cfs)

4/4/2019          0800              5,200              7,500

4/4/2019          0900              7,500            10,000

Comment:  Forecasted Increased inflows, storage management

Issued by: Peggy Manza

Change Order

Posted on Thursday, March 14th, 2019

Please make the following release changes to the American River 

Date                   Time           From (cfs)        To (cfs)

3/15/2019          2000              8,300              7,950

3/15/2019          2100              7,950              7,600

3/15/2019          2200              7,600              7,300 

3/16/2019          2000              7,300              7,000

3/16/2019          2100              7,000              6,700

3/16/2019          2200              6,700              6,400 

3/17/2019          2000              6,400              6,150

3/17/2019          2100              6,150              5,900

3/17/2019          2200              5,900              5,650

3/18/2019          2000              5,650              5,400

3/18/2019          2100              5,400              5,200

Comment:  Storage conservation.

Issued by: Peggy Manza