Gauge Description:

AW works with PG&E to report real time flow information for this diverted reach.  Flow information has been available since September 2009. 

During release weekends, flows are stable through the weekend but the flow varies from release to release.  Past flows have ranged from 600 cfs up to 1250 cfs.  

See also: Pit River Campground to Lake Britton

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

Mandatory minimum flows below Pit 1 Forebay into Lower Fall River and on into the Pit River, are:
November 16 - May 15:     50 cfs
May 16 - May 31:                75 cfs
June 1 to October 31        150 cfs
November 1 to 15               50 cfs

 

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
Pit Above Pit 1 Powerhouse
dream-035 1200 - 3000 cfs III-IV+(V) 90h40m ~ 2560 cfs (running)
Calculated reading of downstream USGS gauge minus powerhouse outflows.
gauge graph
RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
600 - 800 cfs barely runnable-med runnable III-IV gauge is important or has warning
800 -1200 cfs med runnable-a bit pushy runnable III-IV gauge is important or has warning Typical release range
1200 -3000 cfs a bit pushy runnable-high runnable III-IV+(V) 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
1y158d09h08m @Pit 2) Pit 1: Fall River Mills to Pit River Campground (Pit Falls) [CA] Wave RaPID 0 cfs Dave Steindorf
1y158d09h15m @Pit 2) Pit 1: Fall River Mills to Pit River Campground (Pit Falls) Class III above Unhappy Ending 0 cfs Dave Steindorf
1y158d09h15m @Pit 2) Pit 1: Fall River Mills to Pit River Campground (Pit Falls) [CA] Pit River Put-In 0 cfs Dave Steindorf
1y158d09h15m @Pit 2) Pit 1: Fall River Mills to Pit River Campground (Pit Falls) Pit Rive Put-In 0 cfs Dave Steindorf
1y160d03h35m @Pit 2) Pit 1: Fall River Mills to Pit River Campground (Pit Falls) [CA] Mary-Go-Round 0 cfs Dave Steindorf
1y160d03h50m @Pit 2) Pit 1: Fall River Mills to Pit River Campground (Pit Falls) 1/4 Mile (Egg Beater) 0 cfs Dave Steindorf
1y160d03h58m @Pit 2) Pit 1: Fall River Mills to Pit River Campground (Pit Falls) Pitbull 0 cfs Dave Steindorf
2y167d14h39m @Pit (2) (Pit 1) Fall River Mills to Pit River Campground [CA] Pit River Trip 960 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
7y174d18h39m @Pit (2) Fall River Mills to Pit River Campground [CA] Photos from above 500 cfs Paul Martzen
7y175d13h39m @Pit (2) Fall River Mills to Pit River Campground [CA] October 2, 2011 release Photos 1100 cfs Paul Martzen
7y176d14h39m @Pit (2) Fall River Mills to Pit River Campground [CA] October 1, 2011 release Photos 800 cfs Paul Martzen
7y215d15h31m @Pit (2) Fall River Mills to Pit #1 Powerhouse [CA] Paddlers at Pit Falls 0 cfs Dave Steindorf
7y226d15h45m @Pit (2) Fall River Mills to Pit #1 Powerhouse [CA] Pit Falls left side, drop#1 and #2 n/a Dave Steindorf
7y226d15h52m @Pit (2) Fall River Mills to Pit #1 Powerhouse [CA] Running the Meat, Pit Falls 0 cfs Dave Steindorf
7y226d16h01m @Pit (2) Fall River Mills to Pit #1 Powerhouse [CA] Raft Unhappy Ending n/a Dave Steindorf
7y226d16h11m @Pit (2) Fall River Mills to Pit #1 Powerhouse [CA] Unhappy Ending n/a Dave Steindorf
7y226d16h13m @Pit (2) Fall River Mills to Pit #1 Powerhouse [CA] Pit Falls left side n/a Dave Steindorf
7y226d16h15m @Pit (2) Fall River Mills to Pit #1 Powerhouse [CA] Boof at Mary Go Round n/a Dave Steindorf
7y226d16h23m @Pit (2) Fall River Mills to Pit #1 Powerhouse [CA] Boof at Mary Go Round n/a Dave Steindorf
7y226d16h25m @Pit (2) Fall River Mills to Pit #1 Powerhouse [CA] The Ledges n/a Dave Steindorf