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Mid-Pacific Region
Sacramento, Calif.
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Jeffrey McCracken
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Released On: February 07, 2005

Bureau of Reclamation to Increase Releases in the Lower American River
Reclamation will increase releases in the Lower American River below Nimbus Dam from 2,500 to 8,000 cubic feet second (cfs) on Wednesday, February 9, 2005, at 8 p.m. The increase is for flood control and fishery management. The 8,000-cfs flow will continue for 2 days, ending Friday, February 11, 2005, at 8 p.m.

The release schedule (subject to change), is as follows:

Date

Begin

End

From

To

02/09/05

8 p.m.

12 a.m.

2,500 cfs

8,000 cfs

02/11/05

8 p.m.

12 a.m.

8,000 cfs

6,000 cfs

02/12/05

8 p.m.

12 a.m.

6,000 cfs

4,000 cfs

02/13/05

8 p.m.

12 a.m.

4,000 cfs

3,500 cfs

02/14/05

8 p.m.

12 a.m.

3,500 cfs

3,000 cfs

02/15/05

8 p.m.

12 a.m.

3,000 cfs

2,500 cfs

Recreationists on or along the Lower American River are advised to exercise caution due to higher and colder river flow conditions.

For additional information, please contact Mr. Paul Fujitani, Central Valley Operations Office, at 916-979-2197 (TDD 916-979-2183), or e-mail: pfujitani@mp.usbr.gov.

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