Latest info from California State Parks is a welcoming notice about the Middle Fork American river. No more fires, access road is open and the flow is ramping up at the dam. Good boatable levels will be available for the Middle Fork this weekend!
Scheduled cut-off dates for this river is October 2nd. No word yet for scheduled releases on the South Fork. Odd... usually, by the first week of September, the utilities and water managers have already sent word to our laisons about late summer and fall flows. South Fork American has been flowing though last Sunday there was an abrupt surprise as we all waited for a flow that never came...
Yesterday, several of our representatives testified about the SMUD relicensing on the South Fork river. Hopefully, after today, we'll be given some sort of notice about October flows.
Seems so strange that a reservoir as full as that, experiencing two years of unprecedented high water; that we should even be talking about unpredictable flows for Fall!
W.E.T. River Trips will be ending our season on October 1st (now that the Middle Fork is up and running!)