Gauge Description:

PG&E is required to maintain a minimum of 500 cfs below the Pit 1 powerhouse at all times, though a short term deviation of -10% is allowed.  Actual flows will usually be slightly higher to stay above the minimum.  Typical combined outflow from the powerhouse and upstream river is around 2,000 cfs. 

USGS has a pdf showing all the dams, diversions, powerhouses and gauges in the Pit and McCloud River Basins.

 

 

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
PIT R BL PIT NO 1 PH NR FALL RIVER MILLS CA
usgs-11355010 600 - 5000 cfs II 00h47m ~ 4110 cfs (running)

gauge graph
RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
600 -5000 cfs barely runnable-high runnable II 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.

When River/Gauge Subject Level Reporter
Pit [CA] Left Run Pit Falls n/a Dave Steindorf
Pit [CA] Pit 1 class II run n/a n/a
2y109d08h15m /Pit-Fall River Mills Bridge to Route 299 Bridge [CA] Pit River Trip 960 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
7y144d23h46m @Pit (3) Pit River Campground to Highway 299 [CA] Photos from Oct. 1, 2011 850 cfs Paul Martzen