Restoration Flows

Seepage Hotline: 916-978-4398

Interim Flow water releases began from Friant Dam into the San Joaquin River on October 1, 2009. Photo 1 | Photo 2 Restoration Flows began January 1, 2014.

Interim and Restoration Flow Updates:

2014
  • UPDATE TO FLOW RELEASES – January 31, 2014
    • On February 1, 2014, flows released from Friant Dam will be decreased to 360 cfs to begin ceasing restoration flows due to a critical low water year beginning March 1, 2014. Reductions of 50 cfs will be incrementally applied daily until flows reach 200 cfs, and then incrementally adjusted until all restoration flows stop. Unless conditions improve, the Program will not receive any restoration flows untion March 2015
    • Link to press release announcing the early reduction.
  • UPDATE TO FLOW RELEASES – January 21, 2014
    • At noon on January 21, 2014, flows released from Friant Dam were decreased to 410 cfs to maintain the flow target at Gravelly Ford
  • UPDATE TO FLOW RELEASES – January 17, 2014
    • At noon on January 17, 2014, flows released from Friant Dam were decreased to 430 cfs to maintain the flow target at Gravelly Ford
  • UPDATE TO FLOW RELEASES – January 13, 2014
    • At noon on January 13, 2014, flows released from Friant Dam were increased to 450 cfs to maintain the flow target at Gravelly Ford
  • UPDATE TO FLOW RELEASES – January 9, 2014
    • At noon on January 9, 2014, flows released from Friant Dam were decreased to 435 cfs to maintain the flow target at Gravelly Ford
  • UPDATE TO FLOW RELEASES – January 6, 2014
    • At noon on January 6, 2014, flows released from Friant Dam were decreased to 450 cfs to maintain the flow target at Gravelly Ford
  • UPDATE TO FLOW RELEASES – January 2, 2014
    • At noon on January 2, 2014, flows released from Friant Dam were increased to 475 cfs to maintain the flow target at Gravelly Ford
2013
  • UPDATE TO INTERIM FLOW RELEASES – December 3, 2013
    • At 1 p.m. on December 3, 2013, flows released from Friant Dam were increased to 445 cfs to maintain the flow target at Gravelly Ford.
  • UPDATE TO INTERIM FLOW RELEASES – November 19, 2013
    • At noon on November 19, 2013, flows released from Friant Dam were increased to 430 cfs to maintain the flow target at Gravelly Ford.
  • UPDATE TO INTERIM FLOW RELEASES – November 15, 2013
    • At noon on November 15, 2013, flows released from Friant Dam were increased to 400 cfs to maintain the flow target at Gravelly Ford.
  • UPDATE TO INTERIM FLOW RELEASES – November 6, 2013
    • At 8:00 a.m. on November 6, 2013 flows released from Friant Dam were reduced to 350 cfs, and should remain at that level until Feb. 28, 2014.
  • UPDATE TO INTERIM FLOW RELEASES – October 31, 2013
    • At 8 a.m. on October 31, 2013, flows released from Friant Dam were reduced to 700 cfs for the fall pulse flows, and will remain at that level through Nov. 6.
  • UPDATE TO INTERIM FLOW RELEASES – October 29, 2013
    • At 8:00 a.m. on October 29, 2013 the fall pulse flows began. For two days 1,050 cubic feet per second (cfs) will be released from Friant Dam, followed by 700 cfs from Oct. 31st through Nov. 6th.
  • UPDATE TO INTERIM FLOW RELEASES – October 18, 2013
    • On Friday, October 18, at noon, flows released from Friant Dam decreased to 380 cfs to maintain the flow target at Gravelly Ford.
  • UPDATE TO INTERIM FLOW RELEASES – October 1, 2013
    • On Tuesday, October 1, at noon, flows released from Friant Dam increased to 395 cfs to maintain the flow target at Gravelly Ford.
  • UPDATE TO INTERIM FLOW RELEASES – September 13, 2013
    • On Friday, September 13, at noon, flows released from Friant Dam decreased to 350 cfs to maintain the flow target at Gravelly Ford.
  • UPDATE TO INTERIM FLOW RELEASES – September 1, 2013
    • On Sunday, September 1, at noon, flows released from Friant Dam will increase to 365 cfs to maintain the flow target at Gravelly Ford.
  • UPDATE TO INTERIM FLOW RELEASES – July 5, 2013
    • On Friday, July 5, at noon, flows released from Friant Dam decreased to 350 cfs to maintain the flow target at Gravelly Ford.
  • UPDATE TO INTERIM FLOW RELEASES – July 1, 2013
    • On Monday, July 1, at 12:30 p.m., flows released from Friant Dam decreased to 360 cfs to maintain the flow target at Gravelly Ford.
  • UPDATE TO INTERIM FLOW RELEASES – June 17, 2013
    • On Monday, June 17, at noon, flows released from Friant Dam increased to 380 cfs to maintain the flow target at Gravelly Ford.
  • UPDATE TO INTERIM FLOW RELEASES – June 10, 2013
    • Below is the new default flow schedule based on DWR’s most recent forecast:
      DateEstimated Interim Flow Release (cfs)Estimated Riparian Release (cfs)Total Release from Friant Dam (cfs)
      June 10 – June 30160190350
      July 1 – August 31120230350
      September 1 – September 30140210350
      October 1 – October 31190160350
      November 1 – November 10570130700
      November 11 – December 31230120350
      January 1 – February 28, 2014250100350
  • UPDATE TO INTERIM FLOW RELEASES – June 5, 2013
    • On Wednesday, June 5, at noon, flows released from Friant Dam increased to 370 cfs to maintain the flow target at Gravelly Ford. The Gravelly Ford compliannce is back in effect since the spring pulse flows are completed.
  • UPDATE TO INTERIM FLOW RELEASES – May 29, 2013
    • On Wednesday, May 29, flows released from Friant Dam will decrease to 350 cfs at noon based on the most recent default schedule from May 17.
  • UPDATE TO INTERIM FLOW RELEASES – May 17, 2013
    • On Friday, May 17, flows released from Friant Dam will increase to 450 cfs at 4 p.m. due to a change in the forecast. The flows will be re-evaluated next week when DWR releases its next forecast. The latest default flow schedule is below.
      DateEstimated Interim Flow Release (cfs)Estimated Riparian Release (cfs)Total Release from Friant Dam (cfs)
      May 17 – May 28260190450
      May 29 – June 30160190350
      July 1 – August 3138230268
      September 1 – September 30140210350
      October 1 – October 31190160350
      November 1 – November 10570130700
      November 11 – December 31230120350
      January 1 – February 28, 2014250100350
  • UPDATE TO INTERIM FLOW RELEASES – May 15, 2013
    • On Wednesday, May 15, flows released from Friant Dam increased to 295 cfs.
    • A new Interim Flows release schedule is posted below due to a lower volume of water available in the current dry year:
      DateEstimated Interim Flow Release (cfs)Estimated Riparian Release (cfs)Total Release from Friant Dam (cfs)
      May 15 – May 28105190295
      May 29 – June 3095190285
      July 1 – August 3130230260
      September 1 – September 30140210350
      October 1 – October 31190160350
      November 1 – November 10570130700
      November 11 – December 31230120350
      January 1 – February 28, 2014250100350
  • UPDATE TO INTERIM FLOW RELEASES – May 3, 2013
    • On Friday, May 3, at 1:30 p.m., flows released from Friant Dam decreased to 500 cfs
    • On Saturday, May 4, at noon, they decreased to 350 cfs
    • On Sunday, May 5, at noon, they decreased to 275 cfs
  • UPDATE TO INTERIM FLOW RELEASES – May 2, 2013
    • On Thursday, May 2, at noon, flows released from Friant Dam decreased to 700 cfs
  • UPDATE TO INTERIM FLOW RELEASES – April 12, 2013
    • On Friday, April 12, at 3 p.m., flows released from Friant Dam increased to 1,060 as part of the spring pulse flows
  • UPDATE TO INTERIM FLOW RELEASES – March 27, 2013
    • On Wednesday, March 27, at 8 a.m., flows released from Friant Dam decreased to 600 cfs due to lower water delivery demands out of the Mendota Pool
  • Updated 2013 Interim Flows Schedule
  • UPDATE TO INTERIM FLOW RELEASES – March 22, 2013
    • On Friday, March 22, at 3 p.m., flows released from Friant Dam increased to 650 cfs
    • 2013 Interim Flows Schedule
    • UPDATE TO INTERIM FLOW RELEASES – March 18, 2013
      • On Monday, March 18, at noon, flows released from Friant Dam decreased to 370 cfs to maintian the flow target at Gravelly Ford
    • UPDATE TO INTERIM FLOW RELEASES – March 14, 2013
      • On Thursday, March 14, at noon, flows released from Friant Dam increased to 400 cfs to maintian the flow target at Gravelly Ford
    • UPDATE TO INTERIM FLOW RELEASES – March 10, 2013
      • On Sunday, March 10, at noon, flows released from Friant Dam decreased to 380 cfs to maintian the flow target at Gravelly Ford
    • UPDATE TO INTERIM FLOW RELEASES – March 6, 2013
      • On Wednesday, March 6, at noon, flows released from Friant Dam increased to 395 cfs to maintian the flow target at Gravelly Ford
    • UPDATE TO INTERIM FLOW RELEASES – March 1, 2013
      • On Friday, March 1, at noon, flows released from Friant Dam decreased to 380 cfs to maintian the flow target at Gravelly Ford
    • UPDATE TO INTERIM FLOW RELEASES – February 25, 2013
      • On Monday, February 25, at noon, flows released from Friant Dam increased to 400 cfs to maintian the flow target at Gravelly Ford
    • UPDATE TO INTERIM FLOW RELEASES – February 20, 2013
      • On Wednesday, February 20, at noon, flows released from Friant Dam decreased to 385 cfs to maintian the flow target at Gravelly Ford
    • UPDATE TO INTERIM FLOW RELEASES – January 18, 2013
      • On Friday, January 18, at noon, flows released from Friant Dam increased to 400 cfs to maintian the flow target at Gravelly Ford
    • UPDATE TO INTERIM FLOW RELEASES – January 15, 2013
      • On Tuesday, January 15, at noon, flows released from Friant Dam decreased to 380 cfs to maintian the flow target at Gravelly Ford
    • UPDATE TO INTERIM FLOW RELEASES – January 12, 2013
      • On Saturday, January 12, at noon, flows released from Friant Dam increased to 400 cfs to maintian the flow target at Gravelly Ford.
      • UPDATE TO INTERIM FLOW RELEASES – January 11, 2013
        • On Friday, January 11, at noon, flows released from Friant Dam increased to 380 cfs to maintian the flow target at Gravelly Ford
      • UPDATE TO INTERIM FLOW RELEASES – January 8, 2013
        • On Tuesday, January 8, at noon, flows released from Friant Dam decreased to 350 cft to maintian the flow target at Gravelly Ford
      • UPDATE TO INTERIM FLOW RELEASES – January 4, 2013
        • On Friday, January 4, at noon, flows released from Friant Dam increased to 380 cft to maintian the flow target at Gravelly Ford
Previous

UPDATES TO INTERIM FLOW RELEASES for 2012

April 2012 Updated Interim Flows Release Schedule

Previous Flow Changes
  • November 29, 2012, 12 noon: Releases from Friant Dam decreased to 350 cfs for lack of exchangeable demand in Mendota Pool.
  • November 28, 2012, 12 noon: Release from Friant Dam increased to 370 cfs for Gravelly Ford compliance.
  • November 26, 2012, 12 noon: Releases from Friant Dam decreased to 350 cfs for Gravelly Ford compliance.
  • November 25, 2012, 12 noon: Releases from Friant Dam decreased to 370 cfs for Gravelly Ford compliance.
  • November 22, 2012, 12 noon: Releases from Friant Dam increased to 420 cfs for Gravelly Ford compliance.
  • November 21, 2012, 12 noon: Releases from Friant Dam increased to 375 cfs for Gravelly Ford compliance.
  • November 19, 2012, 12 noon: Releases from Friant Dam decreased to 350 cfs for Gravelly Ford compliance.
  • November 18, 2012, 12 noon: Releases from Friant Dam decreased to 385 cfs for Gravelly Ford compliance.
  • November 14, 2012, 12 noon: Releases from Friant Dam increased to 475 cfs for Gravelly Ford compliance.
  • November 11, 2012, 12 noon: Releases from Friant Dam decreased to 425 cfs for Gravelly Ford compliance and Friant Dam operational constraints.
  • November 5, 2012, 12 noon: Releases from Friant Dam increased to 775 cfs for Gravelly Ford compliance.
  • November 1, 2012, 12 noon: Releases from Friant Dam increased to 750 cfs per the RA recommendation for the fall pulse and Gravelly Ford flow target compliance.
  • October 28, 2012, 12 noon: Releases from Friant Dam increased to 390 cfs for Gravelly Ford flow target compliance.
  • October 24, 2012, 12 noon: Releases from Friant Dam decreased to 375 cfs for Gravelly Ford flow target compliance.
  • October 20, 2012, 12 noon: Releases from Friant Dam increased to 405 cfs for Gravelly Ford flow target compliance.
  • October 18, 2012, 12 noon: Releases from Friant Dam increased to 390 cfs for Gravelly Ford flow target compliance.
  • October 16, 2012, 12 noon: Releases from Friant Dam decreased to 375 cfs for Gravelly Ford flow target compliance.
  • October 10, 2012, 12 noon: Releases from Friant Dam increased to 400 cfs for Gravelly Ford flow target compliance.
  • September 24, 2012, 12 noon: Releases from Friant Dam increased to 350 cfs for combined riparian diversion and Interim Flows.
  • September 4, 2012, 12 noon: Releases from Friant Dam decreased to 185 cfs of riparian diversion releases to allow for repairs of the Chowchilla Bypass Bifurcation Structure.
  • May 29, 2012: 12 noon: Releases from Friant Dam decreased to 350 cfs.
  • May 28, 2012: 12 noon: Releases from Friant Dam decreased to 365 cfs.
  • May 27, 2012: 12 noon: Releases from Friant Dam decreased to 700 cfs.
  • May 26, 2012: 12 noon: Releases from Friant Dam decreased to 900 cfs.
  • May 7, 2012: 12 noon: Combined Interim Flow and riparian diversion releases from Friant Dam increased to 1100 cfs.
  • May 2, 2012: 12 noon: Combined Interim Flow and riparian diversion releases from Friant Dam increased to 1000 cfs.
  • April 24, 2012: 12 noon: Combined Interim Flow and riparian diversion releases from Friant Dam increased to 700 cfs.
  • April 17, 2012: 12 noon: Combined Interim Flow and riparian diversion releases from Friant Dam increased to 500 cfs.
  • March 7, 2012: CCID discharging Poso Canal water into the San Joaquin River at Washington Road.
  • March 1, 2012: Combined Friant Dam releases decreased to 365 cfs per the RA’s recommendation of 350 cfs plus additional flow to meet the Gravelly Ford flow target.
  • February 28, 2012: Combined Interim Flow and riparian diversion releases from Friant Dam increased to 435 cfs to meet the Gravelly Ford flow target.
  • February 14, 2012: 12:00 noon: Combined Friant Dam releases increased to 410 cfs to make up for prior emergency maintenance.
  • February 13, 2012: 12:00 noon: Combined Friant Dam releases increased to 375 cfs to make up for prior emergency maintenance.
  • February 6, 2012: 12:00 noon: Combined Interim Flow and riparian diversion releases from Friant Dam increased to 350 cfs.
  • January 22, 2012, 9:00 pm: Combined Interim Flow and riparian diverter releases from Friant Dam increased to 285 cfs as operators were made aware that the powerplant issues were not fixed. 285 cfs is the maximum release from the two 18″ valves at Friant Dam. Otherwise one large valve releases 460 cfs.
  • January 22, 2012, 3:00 pm: Combined Interim Flow and riparian diverter releases from Friant Dam decreased to 250 cfs in anticipation of the powerplant issues being fixed.
  • January 22, 2012, 8:00 am: Combined Interim Flow and riparian diverter releases from Friant Dam increased to 460 cfs to compensate for the previous evening’s decrease.
  • January 21, 2012, 10:00 pm: Combined Interim Flow and riparian diverter releases from Friant Dam decreased to 195 cfs due to a power failure at the Friant Dam powerplant.
  • January 17, 2012: Interim Flow and riparian diverter release from Friant Dam increased to 350 cfs.
  • November 11, 2011: Interim Flow releases stopped below Sack Dam.
  • November 10, 2011: Interim Flow release from Sack Dam increased to 80 cfs.
  • November 6, 2011: 10:00 am: Interim Flow and riparian diverter release from Friant Dam decreased to 0 cfs.
  • October 27, 2011: Interim Flow release from Sack Dam increased to 50 cfs.
  • October 21, 2011: 10:00 am: Interim Flow and riparian diverter release from Friant Dam decreased to 350 cfs.
  • October 11, 2011: 10:00 am: Interim Flow and riparian diverter release from Friant Dam increased to 700 cfs.
  • July 16, 2011: 8:00 pm: Flood release from Friant Dam decreased to 350 cfs for Interim Flows and riparian diversions.
  • July 15, 2011: 7:30 pm: Flood release from Friant Dam decreased to 650 cfs.
  • July 15, 2011: 3:00 pm: Flood release from Friant Dam decreased to 1000 cfs.
  • July 15, 2011: 1:00 pm: Flood release from Friant Dam decreased to 1500 cfs.
  • July 15, 2011:7:00 am: Flood release from Friant Dam decreased to 2000 cfs.
  • July 14, 2011: 2:00 pm: Flood release from Friant Dam increased to 3000 cfs.
  • July 13, 2011: 4:00 pm: Flood release from Friant Dam increased to 2500 cfs.
  • July 13, 2011: 9:00 am: Flood release from Friant Dam increased to 2000 cfs.
  • July 13, 2011: 6:00 am: Flood release from Friant Dam is re-established at 1000 cfs.
  • July 12, 2011: 11:00 am: Flood release from Friant Dam terminated. Release is 350 cfs.
  • July 12, 2011: 10:00 am: Flood release from Friant Dam decreased to 1500 cfs.
  • July 12, 2011: 7:00 am: Flood release from Friant Dam decreased to 2000 cfs.
  • July 12, 2011: 4:30 am: Flood release from Friant Dam decreased to 3000 cfs.
  • July 12, 2011: 2:00 am: Flood release from Friant Dam decreased to 3500 cfs.
  • July 11, 2011: 9:30 pm: Flood release from Friant Dam decreased to 4000 cfs.
  • July 11, 2011: 6:30 pm: Flood release from Friant Dam decreased to 4500 cfs.
  • July 11, 2011: 8:00 am: Flood release from Friant Dam decreased to 5000 cfs.
  • July 10, 2011: 1:00 pm: Flood release from Friant Dam decreased to 6000 cfs. Flow over the spillway stopped.
  • July 9, 2011: 1:00 pm: Flood release from Friant Dam increased to 7000 cfs. Estimated flow over the spillway at the time was 520 cfs.
  • July 7, 2011: 2:00 pm: Flood release from Friant Dam increased to 6750 cfs. Estimated flow over the spillway as of July 7 at 2pm was 1100 cfs.
  • July 7, 2011: 11:00 am: Flood release from Friant Dam increased to 6500 cfs.
  • July 7, 2011: 9:00 am: Flood release from Friant Dam increased to 6000 cfs.
  • July 7, 2011: 2:00 am: Flood release from Friant Dam increased to 5500 cfs. Estimated flow over the spillway is 850 cfs as of the morning of July 7.
  • July 6, 2011: 2:00 pm: Flood release from Friant Dam increased to 5000 cfs.
  • July 6, 2011: 11:00 am: Flood release from Friant Dam increased to 4500 cfs. Estimated flow over the spillway at the time was 600 cfs.
  • July 5, 2011: 3:00 pm: Flood release from Friant Dam increased to 4000 cfs.
  • July 5, 2011: 9:00 am: Flood release from Friant Dam increased to 3500 cfs.
  • July 2, 2011: 4:00 pm: Flood release from Friant Dam decreased to 2500 cfs.
  • June 28, 2011: 2:00 pm: Flood release from Friant Dam decreased to 3500 cfs.
  • June 28, 2011: 9:00 am: Flood release from Friant Dam decreased to 4000 cfs.
  • June 27, 2011: 2:00 pm: Flood release from Friant Dam decreased to 4500 cfs.
  • June 24, 2011: 9:00 am: Flood release from Friant Dam decreased to 5000 cfs.
  • June 23, 2011: 3:00 pm: Flood release from Friant Dam decreased to 5500 cfs.
  • June 21, 2011: 9:00 am: Flood release from Friant Dam increased to 6000 cfs.
  • June 20, 2011: 4:00 pm: Flood release from Friant Dam increased to 5500 cfs.
  • June 18, 2011: 9:00 am: Flood release from Friant Dam increased to 5000 cfs.
  • June 17, 2011: 9:00 am: Flow released from Friant Dam increased to 4500 cfs. Releases controlled by flood.
  • June 15, 2011: 2:00 pm: Flow released from Friant Dam increased to 3500 cfs. Releases controlled by flood.
  • June 9, 2011: 9:00 am: Flow released from Friant Dam increased to 2900 cfs. Releases controlled by flood.
  • June 6, 2011: 2:00 pm: Flow released from Friant Dam decreased to 2400 cfs. Releases controlled by flood.
  • June 5, 2011: 2:00 pm: Flow released from Friant Dam decreased to 2500 cfs. Releases controlled by flood.
  • June 4, 2011: 2:00 pm: Flow released from Friant Dam decreased to 2600 cfs. Releases controlled by flood.
  • June 3, 2011: 2:00 pm: Flow released from Friant Dam decreased to 2700 cfs. Releases controlled by flood.
  • June 2, 2011: 2:00 pm: Flow released from Friant Dam decreased to 2800 cfs. Releases controlled by flood.
  • May 12, 2011: 12:00: Flow released from Friant Dam decreased to 2900 cfs. Releases controlled by flood.
  • May 11, 2011: 12:00: Flow released from Friant Dam decreased to 3100 cfs. Releases controlled by flood.
  • May 10, 2011: 12:00: Flow released from Friant Dam decreased to 3300 cfs. Releases controlled by flood.
  • May 9, 2011: 12:00: Flow released from Friant Dam decreased to 3500 cfs. Releases controlled by flood concerns.
  • May 8, 2011: 12:00: Flow released from Friant Dam controlled by flood space decreased to 3700 cfs.
  • May 7, 2011: 12:00: Flow released from Friant Dam controlled by flood decreased to 3900 cfs.
  • May 6, 2011: 12:00: Flow released from Friant Dam controlled by flood releases decreased to 4100 cfs.
  • May 5, 2011: 12:00 noon: Flow released from Friant Dam controlled by flood space decreased to 4300 cfs.
  • April 28, 2011: 9:00 am: Flow released from Friant Dam controlled by flood space decreased to 4500 cfs.
  • April 26, 2011: 2:00 pm: Flow released from Friant Dam controlled by flood space decreased to 5300 cfs.
  • April 20, 2011: 2:00 pm: Flows released from Friant Dam decreased to 6100 cfs for flood releases.
  • April 8, 2011: 4:30 pm: Flows released from Friant Dam decreased to 6500 cfs controlled by flood conservation space concerns. 750 cfs of flood releases was added to the Madera Canal for a total of 1000 cfs of flood in the Madera Canal.
  • April 4, 2011: 8:30 am: Flows released from Friant Dam decreased to 7250 cfs for flood releases. 250 cfs was routed through Madera Canal to Ash and Berenda Slough to the Eastside Bypass.
  • March 31, 2011: 12:00 pm: Flows released from Friant Dam increased to 7500 cfs for flood releases.
  • March 28, 2011: 8:30 am: Flows released from Friant Dam increased to 7000 cfs for flood releases.
  • March 25, 2011: 3:00 pm: Flows released from Friant Dam increased to 6000 cfs for flood releases.
  • March 24, 2011: 10:30 am: Flows released from Friant Dam increased to 5000 cfs for flood releases.
  • March 23, 2011: 5:00 pm: Flows at Friant increased to 4000 cfs for flood releases.
  • March 21, 2011: 2:00 pm: Flows at Friant increased to 2500 cfs for flood releases.
  • March 10, 2011: Interim Flows below Mendota Dam increased to 50 cfs as threshold constraint lifted.
  • March 7, 2011: Interim Flows below Mendota Dam decreased to 0 cfs for MW-10-75 thresholds.
  • March 4, 2011: 9:00 am: Flows at Friant increased to 700 cfs for Interim Flow releases.
  • February 1, 2011: 8:30 am: Flows at Friant decreased to 200 cfs for Interim Flow releases.
  • January 27, 2011: 9:00 am: Flows at Friant decreased to 700 cfs for flood releases.
  • January 24, 2011: 10:30am: Flows at Friant decreased to 1150 cfs for flood releases.
  • January 14, 2011: Flows at Friant decreased to 1850 cfs for flood releases.
  • January 11, 2011: Flows at Friant decreased to 3000 cfs for flood releases.
  • January 4, 2011: Flows at Friant increased to 6000 cfs for flood releases.
  • December 30, 2010: Flows at Friant increased to 4000 cfs for flood releases.
  • December 1, 2010: Flows at Friant reduced to only riparian demands.
  • November 22, 2010: Flows at Friant reduced to 310 cfs due to O’Neil pumping and maintenance
  • November 15, 2010, 3:00 pm: Flows at Friant increased to 700 cfs for fall pulse
  • October 26, 2010: Flows reached Washington Road
  • October 20, 2010: Flows below Sack Dam resumed.
  • October 13, 2010 1:00 pm: Flows at Friant decreased to 350 cfs
  • October 7, 2010 1:00 pm: Flows at Friant increased to 375 cfs to adjust for increased riparian diversions

Landowners – concerned about potential seepage related to Interim Flows?

  • Call the Seepage Hotline: 916-978-4398
    or
  • Click on RestorationFlows@restoresjr.net and send us the following information:
    • Your name, phone number, and the best time to contact you
    • Description of the potential seepage location(s)
      Program staff will follow up with you to discuss further and arrange a site visit, if needed.
  • Visit the Groundwater Monitoring Page to see recent groundwater level measurements.

Interim Flows Environmental Compliance

Water Year 2012 Interim Flows Water Year 2011 Interim Flows Water Year 2010 Interim Flows
  • The Settlement identifies the releases of both Interim Flows and Restoration Flows. The Settlement stipulates the release of Interim Flows beginning October 1, 2009, and continuing until full Restoration Flows begin.
  • The purpose of the Interim Flows is to allow the Implementing Agencies to collect relevant data concerning flows, temperatures, fish needs, seepages losses, recirculation, recapture and reuse of flows.