Released On: November 30, 2012
On Monday, December 3, flows will be reduced to 2,000 cfs to provide safe removal of the Nimbus Weir and Picket Structure located just downstream of the Nimbus Dam. The Nimbus Weir and Picket Structure are designed to guide fish into the Nimbus Fish Hatchery for spawning. Once the structure is removed, flows will be ramped back up to 5,000 cfs. Depending on local storm runoff conditions, flows may be further increased late Monday or Tuesday.
People recreating in or along the lower American River downstream from Folsom Dam to the confluence of the Sacramento and American Rivers at Discovery Park should take appropriate safety precautions due to the increased flows.
Daily information on expected flows in the American River are available on the Department of Water Resources California Data Exchange Center website at http://cdec.water.ca.gov./queryRes.html or from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ website at http://www.spk-wc.usace.army.mil/generic/rel_rep_s.html.
For additional information on the operations of the Folsom and Nimbus facilities, please visit Reclamation’s Central Valley Operation Office website at http://www.usbr.gov/mp/cvo.
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