Released On: December 13, 2010
The current storage in Folsom Lake is approximately 540,000 acre-feet. With a series of winter storms expected during the next 10 days, high flows will occur in the river. High releases are expected as storage levels at Folsom Lake continue to encroach into the required flood control reservation storage, about 430,000 acre-feet. The release schedule addresses requirements set by the Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency flood protection agreement. High flows may result in isolation of salmon redds in pools separate from the main channel, once flow reduction begins. These areas will be monitored for stranding in accordance with the current Biological Opinion on Long-Term Operations.
Daily information on expected flows in the American River can be found on the California Data Exchange Center website at http://cdec.water.ca.gov./cgi-progs/getAll?sens_num=23 or on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website at http://www.spk-wc.usace.army.mil/generic/rel_rep_s.html. For information on the American River, please visit Reclamation's Central Valley Operation Office website at http://www.usbr.gov/mp/cvo.
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