Information below was updated on 10/9/2019.
*Notice: Anticipated flows are always preliminary and are provided for informational purposes only. Flows are subject to real-time changes in weather and runoff conditions, and operations related to hydroelectric generation, flood control, and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission license requirements. This data is not intended to be used for flood forecasting. Storm runoff can produce extremely cold and variable flow releases below Englebright Reservoir. Flows can range from the minimum flow requirement to thousands or tens of thousands cubic feet per second and change rapidly. Be prepared for sudden flow changes when recreating on the lower Yuba River or avoid the river altogether for your safety. Additional information can be viewed on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s California Nevada River Forecast Center website.
Releases from Englebright Reservoir are managed to comply with license flow requirements. Flows from Englebright are currently at 1,000 cfs. The minimum required flow at the Smartsville gaging station for October is 700 cfs. The minimum required flow at Daguerre Point Dam for October is 500 cfs. Releases from Englebright are managed to achieve both objectives. Flows can change swiftly and suddenly, so be prepared when recreating on the lower Yuba River or avoid the river for your safety.
Flood control operations may require higher or lower releases. For September, October, November and December the minimum flow releases from Englebright (measured at the Smartsville gage) will be 700 cfs. The minimum flow at the Marysville gage for September, October, November and December will be 500 cfs. Flows from Englebright are managed to ensure flows don't drop below the minimum required flow. Flows can change swiftly and suddenly, so be prepared when recreating on the lower Yuba River or avoid the river for your safety.