6/17/2019

10 Day Northern California Precipitation Forecast: No precipitation expected over the next ten days.

 

From CDEC: Precipitation to date for water year 2018-2019 - As of 6/17/2019:

Northern Sierra Precipitation Index: 68.4" - 137% of average for this date

San Joaquin Precipitation Index: 49.7" - 128% of average for this date

Tulare Basin Precipitation Index: 36.6" - 132% of average for this date

From CDEC: Average statewide snow water equivalents as of 6/17/2019:

North: 2.9" - 102% of normal for this date

Central: 5.1" - 120% of normal for this date

South: 6.1" - 135% of normal for this date

Statewide: 4.7" - 120% of normal for this date


River Flows (Current and estimated future flow rates from NOAA's California Nevada River Forecast Center)

Sacramento River (Freeport)

The daily average reported 24,727 cfs on 6/16 and is forecast to decrease to 23,030 cfs on 6/19, then possibly decrease further to 22,302 cfs by 6/22.

Feather River (at Boyd's Landing)

The Feather is currently reporting 6,082 cfs and is forecast to decrease to 5,705 cfs on 6/18 then remain about the same through 6/22.

San Joaquin River (near Vernalis)

The San Joaquin is reporting 11,404 cfs and is forecast to decrease to 11,231 cfs on 6/19 then possibly increase to 12,011 by 6/22.


Delta Cross Channel Gate Operation

Posted: 5/20/2019

Delta Cross Channel Gates are CLOSED.

Due to high flow on the Sacramento River, the Delta Cross Channel (DCC) gates will remain closed until further notice.

PLEASE NOTE: GATES MAY NEED TO BE CLOSED WITH
SHORT NOTICE IF A FISHERY CONCERN IS IDENTIFIED.

 

EC and Bromide - Banks Pumping Plant, Jones Pumping Plant, Clifton Court Forebay (EC), San Joaquin River at Vernalis, Gianelli Pumping Plant, Hood (EC)

Again, same as last week; Banks, Jones Vernalis, Gianelli (Delta water) and Hood are reporting very stable and low values due to current conditions; outflow and flushing.

Banks Daily Average: EC - 125 uS/cm, Br - < R.L. (0.05 mg/L), 10 Days ago: 145 uS/cm and < R.L. (0.05 mg/L)

Jones Daily Average: EC - 127 uS/cm, Br - < R.L. (0.05 mg/L), 10 days ago: 113 uS/cm, < R.L. (0.05 mg/L)

Clifton Court Forebay: EC - 140 uS/cm, 10 days ago: 130 uS/cm

Vernalis: EC - 103 uS/cm, Br - <R.L. (0.05 mg/L), 10 days ago: 77 uS/cm and < R.L ( 0.05 mg/L)

Gianelli: EC - 137 uS/cm, Br - <R.L. (0.05 mg/L), 10 days ago: 130 uS/cm and < R.L. (0.05 mg/L)

Hood: EC - 132 uS/cm, 10 days ago: 91 uS/cm


Organic Carbon, TOC and DOC - Banks Pumping Plant, Jones Pumping Plant, San Joaquin River at Vernalis, Gianelli Pumping Plant, Hood

Values have leveled off at all of the stations. It looks like Banks, Jones, Vernalis and Gianelli are all analyzing the same San Joaquin River water. (The graph I use to look at the data shows them all at the same point right now.)

Banks: TOC = 3.2 mg/L, DOC - 2.9 mg/L. 10 days ago: 3.2, 2.8

Jones: TOC = 3.3 mg/L, DOC - 2.9 mg/L. 10 days ago: 3.3, 2.8

Vernalis: TOC = 3.0 mg/L, DOC = 2.7 mg/L. 10 days ago: 3.2, 2.9

Gianelli: TOC = 3.2 mg/L, DOC = 3.0 mg/L. 10 days ago: 3.0, 2.7

Hood: TOC = 1.8 mg/L, DOC = 1.7 mg/L. 10 days ago 1.6, 1.5

 

Pumping: 6/7 - 6/16

Banks... varied between 6,396 cfs and 6,851 cfs; the 6/16 average was 6,457 cfs.

Jones... varied between 1,613 cfs and 4,377 cfs over the time period. The 6/16 average reported 4,365 cfs.

Gianelli Pumping Plant: Daily average discharge generation (Sal Luis Reservoir into O'Neill Forebay) varied between zero cfs and 950 cfs over the time period. The 6/16 average was zero cfs. Daily average discharge pumping (O'Neill Forebay into San Luis Reservoir) varied between zero cfs and 5,221 cfs over the time period. The 6/16 average was 5,221 cfs.

O'Neill Pumping Plant: Daily average discharge generation (O'Neill Forebay to the DMC) reported zero cfs over the time period. Discharge pumping (DMC to O'Neill Forebay) varied between 880 cfs and 3,226 cfs. The 6/16 average reported 3,169 cfs.

Dos Amigos Pumping Plant: Varied between 5,391 cfs and 7,741 cfs. The 6/16 daily average was 5,391 cfs.

South Bay Pumping Plant: Ranged between 45 cfs and 180 cfs. The 6/16 average was 180 cfs.

Barker Slough Pumping Plant: Varied between 74 cfs and 110 cfs. The 6/16 average was 110 cfs.

 

Stations:

Banks Pumping Plant - Operational

Jones Pumping Plant - Operational

Vernalis (San Joaquin River) - Operational

Hood (Sacramento River) - Operational

Gianelli Pumping Plant - Operational