Originally Posted by MikeThulin1972
What is your opinion on flow this year ? When and what will it max at or run this season ?
That is a good question Mike, and it will be determined by the weather over the next 30 or so days. Chances are we will have a peak around or less than 1000 at Nathrop and have dam release flows the rest of the season. The BOR has pretty much promised the commercials to be able to release at least 400 for the VFMP from July 1st to August 15th.
If we don't get any more significant snow storms the flow will peak around the 3rd week of May and IMO probably be around 700-800 cfs.
If we get more snow it's anyone's guess what will happen. There have been seasons in the past with comparable snowpack that got huge spring events and had big runoff.
It is yet to be seen how it will come down.