Information below was updated on 1/25/2021
*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 can 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.
Currently, total releases to the lower Yuba River at the Smartsville gage are at approximately 730 cfs. Flows at the Marysville gage are at approximately 530 cfs. Flows for the remainder of January will be around 730 cfs at the Smartsville gage. Storm forecasts for this week indicate increased inflow to New Bullards Bar Reservior and Englebright Reservoir. Releases from Englebright are managed to comply with license flow requirements. Flows can change swiftly and suddenly, so be prepared when recreating on the lower Yuba River or avoid the river for your safety.
Storm flows may dictate additional releases. Currently, Yuba Water is making releases based on the Lower Yuba River Accord schedule 2A. Therefore, the minimum required flow at the Smartsville gage is 700 cfs until April of 2021 or the Accord schedule is updated. The minimum required flow at the Marysville gage is 500 cfs until February of 2021 or the Accord schedule is updated. Flood control operations may require higher releases. Flows can change swiftly and suddenly, so be prepared when recreating on the lower Yuba River or avoid the river for your safety.