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Minimum boatable flows in this reach are around 300 cfs. Since the Borel Powerhouse diverts about 600 cfs, releases from Isabella Reservoir need to be at least 900 cfs before this section is boatable. The dreamflows.com graph above shows the amount of water remaining in the river after the powerhouse diversion.
Flow information is provided by the Army Corp of Engineers, at Isabella info
New minimum instream flows are 25 cfs from November through April, 30 cfs in May and October, and 60 cfs from June through September.
The Army Corp has links to historical reservoir information (inflows, outflows, storage, & precipitation, from 1995) at this California Reservoirs page. You can view either graphs or tabulated data. The flow in this reach is listed in the second column from the right as Isabella, in the tabulated data. It is listed as Kern Isabella in the graphs.
|Kern Above Borel Powerhouse|
|dream-473||300 - 4000 cfs||II-III||235d06h38m||471 cfs (running)|
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