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Sacramento River - CA

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by Jeff Goodwin

*** NOTICE*** Increasing releases into Sacramento River 

Individuals downstream of Keswick Dam should take appropriate safety precautions

SHASTA LAKE, Calif. – The Bureau of Reclamation will incrementally increase releases below Keswick Dam from 7,000 cubic feet per second to 25,000 cfs by 2 p.m. on Feb. 28. 

Sacramento River levels are expected to increase downstream of Keswick Dam. Take appropriate safety precautions by avoiding the area. It is unsafe to walk or drive into or near flood waters.

The increased releases are necessary to meet flood space regulatory requirements within Shasta Reservoir. Depending on current conditions and inflow levels, operational adjustments will be made as necessary and may occur on short notice. 

Midnight reservoir elevations and flows from Keswick Dam may be found at Reclamation’s Central Valley Operations Office website at https://www.usbr.gov/mp/cvo/vungvari/wtr_rpt.pdf.

Current Sacramento River conditions may be found at the Department of Water Resources’ California Data Exchange Center website at http://cdec.water.ca.gov/dynamicapp/QueryF?s=KES or by calling DWR Flood Operations Center at 916-574-2619.

Jeff Goodwin is a full time Northern California fishing guide.  He guides year round for salmon, trout, steelhead, Kokanee, and bass on Northern California rivers and lakes. He fishes many bodies of water in the Redding area, but also guides the Sacramento River and Feather River during certain times of the year. Jeff can also be found on the California coast chasing ocean fresh King salmon and steelhead each year. To learn more about the fishing trips Jeff has to offer, please visit Jeff Goodwin's Guide Service.  You can also find him on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, or please feel free to call him anytime at (707) 616-1905.

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