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Old 08-28-2018, 09:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Flow rates for labor day weekend

Looks like the flow rates are creeping down as this week goes on. Does anyone know the planned flow rates, or have access to calling to find out the planned flow rates for this coming labor day weekend? We crossed a few weeks back when it was near 350. Sketchy as hell. I'll have my 2 year old with me this time and I don't want to cross with it too high.
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Old 08-28-2018, 02:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It has drastically cooled off the past week.
I'd say its 50/50.
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Looks like the flow rates are creeping down as this week goes on. Does anyone know the planned flow rates, or have access to calling to find out the planned flow rates for this coming labor day weekend? We crossed a few weeks back when it was near 350. Sketchy as hell. I'll have my 2 year old with me this time and I don't want to cross with it too high.
Flow rates are unknown from PGE
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Dang. I thought Brett from FOF or someone had the line to call in to them to see what their plan is. It's at 295 right now. Hopefully they don't try and dick us.
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If you look at the flow rate this last year they have been opening it up over big holiday weekends. Memorial Day,4th of July etc.
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Dang. I thought Brett from FOF or someone had the line to call in to them to see what their plan is. It's at 295 right now. Hopefully they don't try and dick us.
I am still with FOF and there is no direct line to PGE to know what they are going to do. According to PGE its all about when to generate power.
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If you look at the flow rate this last year they have been opening it up over big holiday weekends. Memorial Day,4th of July etc.
typical, every one is home using more power for parties, a/c, and keeping the beer cold.
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Old 08-31-2018, 06:42 PM   #8 (permalink)
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On Dreamflows its reported to drop AFTER the weekend
Dreamflows Bulletin Board
Granted the level at Fordyce energy demands etc will change things
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Seems to me that Labor Day always brings the flow. In 2008, we rolled in Eagle lakes, and stayed at the waterfall site just below committee crossing. When we left at the end of the weekend, committee was flowing strong . Swamped my motor, and 2 other rigs too. After that, I learned how to take committee crossing at high levels. But I wouldn’t advise crossing at 350 cfs. It’s an accident waiting to happen
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Old 09-04-2018, 09:32 PM   #10 (permalink)
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So we went through from Eagle Lakes out Commitee. Flow was high but not bad. Swallowed 40s but was nothing like when we crossed at 340 a few weeks ago. Fordyce lake is EMPTY!!!! I dont even understand how it is still flowing. I've seen it low before but never this low. I don't know if this is normal or if they are planning for a really epic rainy/snow season, or maybe some damn dam maintenance or something. Either way, the "lakeside" camp spots are about a mile from the water.
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Old 09-05-2018, 10:08 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Hopefully they slow the flow down some more then soon
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Old 09-15-2018, 11:21 AM   #12 (permalink)
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For those with with more Dreamflows experience -

Dreamflows currently shows 9cfs. Looks like it's been that way since around the 6th. Is that a glitch? Went from 260 down to 9 from reading the chart. Does PG&E normally just turn off at points outside of Sierra Trek? I've only done the full trail twice and stopped at the first river crossing a bunch of other times so I haven't really paid much attention to Dreamflows in the past other than ballparking what cfs I care to cross at.
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9CFS is the output from the dam/lake, there are other sources of water/flow below that but they are not measured.
As it is now the lake is darn near empty, they drain off the lake to make room for when the rains come.

The flow can raise or drop at any time PGE decides to change it, but they normally follow a pattern as they have this year. How long it takes and how high the flow depends on how much rain/snow from the previous year
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Thanx man.
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Creek is a trickle right now.
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Old 09-20-2018, 07:20 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Anyone got pics of what 9cfs looks like?

I looked at dreamflows again today and it still says 9cfs. I found this thread, Dreamflows Bulletin Board, and it seems like someone has contact with PGE over this.

That thread specifically states they could not support a flow over 350cfs as of Aug 15th. So I'm assuming they are basically done for the year?

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The lakes pretty much empty so I'd venture it'll stay like this till spring.
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Old 09-25-2018, 04:51 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Was up there over the weekend. 9cfm is correct! The river is way way down and the lake is almost empty.
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