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Gauge Information

Gauge Description:

Runnable range is estimated to be 600-4000.   However, flows above 2000 may be more serious than most want to contend with.   Brasuell reports that flows in the 600 to 800 range are very low but still fun and mostly class 4ish.   These flow numbers will be updated as we get more information. 

Flows occur during winter and spring spills and during scheduled boating releases on weekends in May of most years. 
Salt Springs Reservoir CDEC page.    Daily storage graph    Maximum storage is 141,900 ac-ft.  

USGS basin Schematic pdf  shows all the dams, diversions and gauging stations on the Mokelumne.

Some historical flow information is available for these locations: 

NF Mokelumne below Salt Springs Res.   USGS #113145 
Bear River below Bear Diversion Dam.     USGS #113161  
Bear River below Lower Bear Reservoir.   USGS #113159

Sierra Snow Pack Graphs  provide an overview of regional snow pack.  The Mokelumne is in the middle region.

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
cdec-M11 500 - 2000 cfs III-V 04h05m 25 cfs (too low)

RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
500 -2000 cfs barely runnable-high runnable III-V Please report on actual flow range.
cdec-M38 700 - 4000 cfs III-V 04h05m 57 cfs (too low)

RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
700 -4000 cfs barely runnable-high runnable III-V
900 -2000 cfs med runnable-a bit pushy runnable III-V

Report - Reports of Mokelumne, N. Fork 2.2) Below Salt Springs Reservoir to Tiger Creek Afterbay and related gauges

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


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