[email protected] or mail to: California Department of Water Resources, Attention: Brooks Weisser, Hydrology and Flood Operations Office, 3310 El Camino Avenue, Suite 200, Sacramento, California 95821.The Draft Guidelines and PSP can be accessed here: SACRAMENTO - Today's manual snow survey by the Department of Water Resources (DWR) at Phillips Station in the Sierra Nevada found a Snow Water Equivalent (SWE) of 27.8 inches, 190 percent of the May 1 long-term average there (14.6 inches).Hyatt Powerplant continues to discharge 12,900 cfs through the 5 operational turbine generators.Flows to the Feather River are being released through the Thermalito Diversion Dam and Thermalito Afterbay River Outlet.The flood control spillway flows remain at 0 cubic feet per second (cfs).
The 90-day application period closes January 29, 2018, and applications are due no later than PM on January 29, 2018.
Measurements at Phillips Station revealed a snow water equivalent (SWE) of 0.4 inches, 3 percent of the average SWE of 11.3 inches in early January at Phillips as measured there since 1964 ( Fi V).
SWE is the depth of water that theoretically would result if the entire snowpack melted instantaneously.
The low flow section of the Feather River (the river channel through Oroville) is currently at 5,200 cfs.
The total flow to the Feather River is currently 13,700 cfs Oroville, California - Over the past week, the Feather River watershed has experienced cool and dry weather.