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2014 California Recreational Releases

Posted: 05/08/2014
by Theresa Simsiman

Another dry year in California has left us with extreme drought conditions and an almost nonexistent paddling season this winter and spring.  Fortunately, paddling opportunities that have been negotiated by American Whitewater were based on information drawn from years of previous hydrographs and water years like the last drought of 1976-1977.  After working with the licensee to insure enough water for downstream consumptive requirements and protection of ecological resources, California will have 27 days of recreational releases on the Pit, Feather and Mokelumne rivers between May and October.
 
10 am - 2 pm
(700 cfs)
May 17 & 18
May 24, 25, 26
May 31 & June 1
June 7
June 14
 
10 am - 4 pm
(700 cfs)
May 24, 25, 26 (Note flow for May 26 Memorial Day is subject to change check flows below the Electra Powerhouse)
June 8
 
 
(Sat 800 cfs, Sun 700 cfs)
July 26 & 27
Aug 23 & 24
Sept 27 & 28
 
(Aug 1500 cfs, Sept 1200 cfs)
Aug 9 & 10
Sept 6 & 7
 
(Dependent on inflow - approx 900 cfs)
Oct 4 & 5
Oct 18 & 19
 
Be sure to check the American Whitewater release calendar to monitor any potential last-minute changes to the schedule.