Gauge Description:

The flow at Kyburz should generally give a good estimate of flows in the Golden Gate section.  However, Silver Creek at mile 6.5 can sometimes bring in significant additional flows.   In 2010 there is no online gauge on Silver Creek or on the SF American below Silver Creek.   However, if flows below Slab Creek Reservoir are significantly higher than Kyburz, then flows are probably coming down Silver Creek. 


Historical records are available for several gauges in these reaches.
SF American near Kyburz - USGS #114395.  Operated by El Dorado Irrigation District, below their diversion.  

SF American below Silver Creek-USGS #11442500 was operational from 1969 to 1993.
Silver Creek -USGS #11442000, just above the SF American confluence, was operational from 1922 to 1961.  This gauge shows pre-dam, natural flows.
Silver Creek below Camino - USGS #11441900, shows flows since the construction of the dams and powerhouses. 
Silver Creek below Junction Dam- USGS #11441800, only operated from 1987 to 1991, and only shows minimum releases from the dam.  Spillway flows bypassed this gauge.

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
So. American Below Kyburz
dream-184 600 - 2000 cfs IV-V(V+) 03h35m 87 cfs (too low)

gauge graph
RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
600 -2000 cfs barely runnable-high runnable IV-V(V+) gauge is important or has warning

Reports give the public a chance to report on river conditions throughout the country as well as log the history of a river.