Information below was updated on 10/19/2020
*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 1,066 cfs and 800 cfs at the Marysville gage due to Lake Wildwood draw down that is adding an addition 250 cfs at Deer Creek. This additional flow is scheduled to end within the week. The minimum required flow at Smartville gage is 700 cfs. The minimum required flow at Marysville gage is 500 cfs until December 31. 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.
Storm flows may dictate additional releases. Currently we are 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.