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CA Wild & Scenic Mokelumne River - 2024 Recreational Releases

Posted: 04/27/2024
By: Theresa Lorejo-Simsiman

Since 2001, as a member of the Ecological Resource Committee which is tasked with implementing PG&E's hydropower project license, American Whitewater annually coordinates recreational releases on the CA Wild & Scenic Mokelumne River. This includes flows for all boating levels on Devil's Nose (Class V), Tiger Creek (Class IV), and Electra (Class II-III). Here are the details of the 2024 recreational release schedule.

NF Mokelumne Devil's Nose

Release Dates: May 4 & 5
PG&E will target 900 CFS from 10 am to 12 pm. Keep in mind the compliance gauge is immediately below Salt Springs Dam which means you can expect flows to be higher from accretion at the bottom of the reach. The American Whitewater Devil's Nose river page provides gauge information at the bottom of this reach just below the crux rapid - Mokelumne Falls.

NF Mokelumne Tiger Creek

Release Dates: May 4, 5, 18, 19, 25 June 1, 2, and tentatively July 4
PG&E will target 700 CFS from 10am – 2pm.  As of recent reports all roads to access Tiger Creek will be open and paddlers can expect the Bureau of Land Management to be on-site.

Mokelumne Electra

Release Dates: May 4, 5, 25, 26, & 27 June 1, 2, 8, 9, 22, & 29 July 6, 13, 20, & 27
PG&E will target 700 cfs from 10am – 4pm and there will be many opportunities to catch the Electra run.

All flows are listed on the American Whitewater Release Calendar.

Theresa Simsiman

Sacramento, CA

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