Released On: August 06, 2013
Please note that increasing the flows in the lower American River would cause a drop and subsequent rise of approximately 1 foot, 2 inches, as measured at the Fair Oaks U.S. Geological Survey station.
On Friday, Aug. 9, scheduled flows will be decreased to as low as 1,000 cfs to install the weir’s super structure. The weir super structure is installed annually to guide spawning Chinook salmon into the hatchery fish ladder.
Recreationists on or along the lower American River are advised to exercise caution due to cold river temperatures and variable flow conditions.
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./queryRes.html or on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website at http://www.spk-wc.usace.army.mil/generic/rel_rep_s.html.
For more information on the American River, please visit Reclamation’s Central Valley Operations Office website at http://www.usbr.gov/mp/cvo. If you encounter problems accessing the information online, please call 916-978-5100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For additional information, please contact Louis Moore, Public Affairs Office, at 916-978-5106 (TTY 916-978-5608) or email email@example.com.
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