Information below was updated on 3/23/2020.
*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 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.
Current snow survey data and long-range forecasts indicate continuing, overall, dry conditions. For water conservation purposes, releases from Englebright Reservoir have been decreased to maintain lower Yuba River flows above the required minimum flow of 788 cfs. Starting April 1, the target flow will be 700 cfs at the Marysville gage. If weather conditions change, adjustments to flows will be re-evaluated. 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.
Currently, releases from Englebright Reservoir have been reduced for water conservation. The current minimum required flow from Englebright at the Smartsville gage is 788 cfs, until March 31. Starting April 1, the target flow at Marysville will be 700 cfs. On April 16, the Marysville target flow will move to 800 cfs. And on May 1, the Marysville target flow will move to 1,000 cfs. 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.