June 15, 2017 – Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is cautioning those recreating along the South Yuba River to be aware of higher and changing flows brought on by warmer temperatures and seasonal runoff.
PG&E’s Lake Spaulding in Nevada County is full and currently spilling at around 460 CFS and could increase to more than 1,500 CFS this weekend as temperatures heat up.
With the increase in spill, flows on the South Yuba River could increase several fold and will be above the normal season flows for this time of year. Fortunately, the river can accommodate much higher flows like those that occur during the wettest months of winter.
PG&E recommends anyone recreating near rivers and streams to be aware of the higher flows and take precautions. Water flows can fluctuate as snow melts faster on warmer days, so always be prepared for a change in conditions. At PG&E the safety of the public and our employees is our top priority.
Flows would be higher along about 40 miles of the South Yuba River between Lake Spaulding in Nevada County and Englebright Lake in Yuba County.