Lake Pillsbury has low but boatable releases through the summer and fall. Winter and spring releases can be high.
The Van Arsdale outflow is below the take out and below the Potter powerhouse diversion so it is not accurate for this reach during low flow periods. However, during high flow season it gives a good indication of actual flows because the diverted amount will be relatively small.
EVA - EEL RIVER BELOW VAN ARSDALE DAM 24HR AVG - CDEC
Potter Powerhouse flows - 24HR AVG- CDEC
Flows at the take out should equal the flows below Van Arsdale minus the Potter powerhouse flows.
USGS Schematic of Eel Basin
Historical data for the diversion to Potter Valley Powerhouse from Van Arsdale reservoir.
Historical data for the Eel below Pillsbury (Scott Dam).
Historical data for the Eel below Van Arsdale
|RIVER BELOW VAN ARSDALE DAM 24HR AVG|
|cdec-EVA||500 - 7000 cfs||III-IV||03h04m||14 cfs (too low)|
|Eel Rel Lake Pillsbury|
|dream-020||300 - 7000 cfs||III-IV||1y223d22h04m||220 cfs (too low)|
Reports give the public a chance to report on river conditions throughout the country as well as log the history of a river.
|> 10 years||@Eel 2) Lake Pillsbury to Van Arsdale Reservoir [CA]||Dennis Menace III||300 cfs||n/a|