Yuba River Conditions
California Data Exchange Center Gauges:
Yuba Water Agency Gauges:
Warning! This data is preliminary and subject to revision.
*Reservoir elevations, storage and flood space data are based on midnight values, and flows are averages from the previous day.
Information below was updated on 2/26/2024
*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.
The Lower Yuba River Accord schedule is at a 1A, with a minimum required average flow at the Marysville gage of 500 CFS. Currently, the flow at the Smartsville gage is running an average of 3,980 CFS. This flow is expected to increase later this week as storm flows increase. Please be reminded, flows can change swiftly and suddenly, so be prepared when recreating on the lower Yuba River or avoid entering the river altogether for your safety.
Yuba Water Agency's minimum flow requirements are set by the Lower Yuba River Accord, which is tied to the California Department of Water Resources' Bulletin 120 (B-120). The Accord schedule is currently a level 1A, with a required flow at the Marysville gage of 500 CFS until 3/1/2024 when the requirement increases to 700 CFS. Remember that flows can change swiftly and suddenly, so be prepared when recreating on the lower Yuba River or avoid the river for your safety.