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2020 Scheduled Whitewater Releases for Ice House & Slab Creek (CA)

Posted: 03/04/2020
by Theresa Simsiman

American Whitewater participated in the Upper American River Project Consultation Meeting to set the scheduled recreational flows for Ice House and Slab Creek. We have mapped out the possible flows for 2020 with Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), California Outdoors, the U. S. Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management and the State Water Resource Control Board. While all current conditions point to a Dry Water Year, following is the flow schedule for four possible water year type scenarios:


Note that the water year type will be determined by the May California Department of Water Resources Bulletin 120 " Report of Water Conditions in California". So stay tuned the final schedule will be posted on the AW Calendar once we know the final water year type.


SOUTH FORK SILVER CREEK BELOW ICE HOUSE RESERVOIR


IF Critically Dry Year 

May 9 at 300 CFS

10 AM to 3 PM


IF Dry Year  

May 9, 16 & 30 at 300 CFS

10 AM to 3 PM

                                    

IF Below Normal 

 May 9 & 30 at 400 CFS

June 6 & 13 at 500 CFS                       

10 AM to 3 PM


IF Above Normal 

May 9 & 30 at 400 CFS

June 6, 7, 13 & 14 at 500 CFS

10 AM to 3 PM


SOUTH FORK AMERICAN RIVER BELOW SLAB CREEK RESERVOIR


IF Critically Dry to Dry Year

No Scheduled Recreational Flows Available

DO YOUR RAIN DANCES NOW


IF Below Normal to Wet Year

April 18 at 1100 CFS

April 19 at 900 CFS

April 25 at 1100 CFS

April 26 at 900 CFS

May 2 at 1100 CFS

May 3 at 900 CFS

10 AM to 4 PM


Photo by Trevor Croft - Rafting Magazine Slab Creek Put-in


Theresa Simsiman
Sacramento, CA


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