Information below was updated on 7/27/2020
*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 1,770 cfs, which includes the Marysville target flow of 1,189 cfs (with transfers and diversions). The minimum required flow at the Marysville gage is 500 cfs. As irrigators’ needs change, releases from Englebright Reservoir may be adjusted up or down. Releases from Englebright Reservoir 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.
The target flow at the Marysville’s gage is currently 1,189 cfs. The minimum flow requirement at the Marysville gage will remain at 500 cfs through the end of 2020. The Marysville gage target flow of 1,189 cfs will continue until the end of August when the water transfer will be completed. Flows at the Marysville gage will then be ramped down from 1,189 cfs to the minimum flow of 500 cfs. As irrigators’ water requirements change, releases from Englebright Reservoir will be adjusted to ensure that the minimum required flow at the Marysville gage is met. 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.