Gauge Description:

There is no real time gauge currently available, however, a real time gauge will be provided as part of the new settlement with SMUD.   

 

Historical daily average flows are available from the USGS #11441500 gauge page (SF Silver Creek Near Ice House).   SMUD generally keeps total control of flows in this reach.   On very rare occasions high flows of over 1,000 cfs have occurred.  See this Table of Flows in 1996-97.    The spills of '96 & '97 were brought back to minimum releases within a few days.   Minimum instream releases appear to range from about 3.3 cfs, up to about 10 cfs.    Other than the minimum release, SMUD diverts the entire flow of the SF Silver Creek to the Jones Fork Powerhouse and then into Union Valley Reservoir on the main fork Silver Creek.   Jones Fork Powerhouse appears to have a maximum capacity of around 260 cfs. 

 

Boatable releases of up to 500 cfs have happened in October of some years.   AW volunteers will announce releases here and on various forums when they find out about them. 

 

 

 

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

When River/Gauge Subject Level Reporter
S. Fork Silver Creek [CA] Steven V at the lunch spot n/a steven vaniman
South Fork Silver Creek [CA] Ice House Run 4 Dave Steindorf
315d19h09m @Silver Creek, S.Fork Icehouse Dam to Junction Reservoir [CA] Bit of Brush 0 cfs Dave Steindorf
315d19h09m @Silver Creek, S.Fork Icehouse Dam to Junction Reservoir [CA] Junior Chamberlain 0 cfs Dave Steindorf
315d19h09m @Silver Creek, S.Fork Icehouse Dam to Junction Reservoir [CA] Pee Shooter 0 cfs Dave Steindorf
315d19h09m @Silver Creek, S.Fork Icehouse Dam to Junction Reservoir [CA] Ruckus 0 cfs Dave Steindorf
315d19h09m @Silver Creek, S.Fork Icehouse Dam to Junction Reservoir [CA] Entering the Pee Shooter 0 cfs Dave Steindorf
1y33d15h23m @Silver Creek, S.Fork Icehouse Dam to Junction Reservoir [CA] Bridge View 0 cfs Dave Steindorf
1y33d15h23m @Silver Creek, S.Fork Icehouse Dam to Junction Reservoir [CA] Final Gorge 0 cfs Dave Steindorf
1y33d15h23m @Silver Creek, S.Fork Icehouse Dam to Junction Reservoir [CA] One of the Many n/a Dave Steindorf
1y33d15h23m @Silver Creek, S.Fork Icehouse Dam to Junction Reservoir [CA] Lunch Spot 0 cfs Dave Steindorf
1y144d14h42m @Silver Creek, S.Fork Icehouse Dam to Junction Reservoir [CA] Tree's 0 cfs Dave Steindorf
1y144d14h42m @Silver Creek, S.Fork Icehouse Dam to Junction Reservoir [CA] The Ultimate Attainment Move 500 cfs Dave Steindorf
1y144d14h42m @Silver Creek, S.Fork Icehouse Dam to Junction Reservoir [CA] Triple Drop 500 cfs Dave Steindorf
1y144d14h42m @Silver Creek, S.Fork Icehouse Dam to Junction Reservoir [CA] Rafting Triple Drop 0 cfs Dave Steindorf
1y144d14h42m @Silver Creek, S.Fork Icehouse Dam to Junction Reservoir [CA] Charlie Guilbault Triple Drop 0 cfs Dave Steindorf
1y145d13h33m @Silver Creek, S.Fork Icehouse Dam to Junction Reservoir [CA] Middle Section n/a Scott Valentine
1y145d13h34m @Silver Creek, S.Fork Icehouse Dam to Junction Reservoir [CA] Last gorge n/a Scott Valentine
> 10 years South Fork Silver Creek [CA] Last Ledge 400 Dave Steindorf
> 10 years Silver Creek S.Fork [CA] Last Gorge on the Ice House run 400 n/a