Information below was updated on 8/19/2019.
*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.
Currently, total releases from Englebright Reservoir are at 2,600 cfs. Flows in the Yuba River 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.
During this time of the year, flood control operations may require higher or lower releases. Total releases from Englebright Reservoir will remain at approximately 2,600 cfs until Aug. 25. On Aug. 25 flows in the lower Yuba River will be decreased at approximately 200 cfs per day down to 900 cfs by September 3rd. Flows can change swiftly and suddenly, so be prepared when recreating on the lower Yuba River or avoid the river for your safety.
*Reservoir elevations, storage and flood space data are based on midnight values, and flows are averages from the previous day.