Information below was updated on 4/19/2021
*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 the Accord schedule is a 4. Further updates to the B-120 could cause a schedule and minimum flow requirement changes. This morning (Monday) Ag releases have increased the total flow being released from Englebright to 1300 cfs, with the probability of another couple hundred cfs of further increases. As irrigator demands increase and decrease Yuba Water agency goal is to maintain Marysville gage as close to 900 cfs as possible, for water conservation. Flows can change swiftly and suddenly, so be prepared when recreating on the lower Yuba River or avoid the river for your safety.
Yuba Water Agency's minimum flow requirements are set by the Accord, which is tied to the California Department of Water Resources' Bulletin 120 (B-120). Snow surveys are scheduled for next week which could, again, change the Bulletin 120 and the Yuba Accord index number. The Accord schedule of 4 has a required minimum required releases at the Marysville gage of 900 cfs, May 16 it drops to 600 cfs and July 1 it drops to 400 cfs. Marysville minimum flow will remain at 400 cfs through January of 2022. Flows can change swiftly and suddenly, so be prepared when recreating on the lower Yuba River or avoid the river for your safety.