Individuals downstream of Keswick Dam should take appropriate safety precautions. Please scroll down for the latest update below.
2/27/19: 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.
- Download News Release here: MP-19-012 Sacramento River flows to increase
3/6/19: The Bureau of Reclamation will incrementally increase Keswick Dam releases into the Sacramento River from 30,000 cubic feet per second at 7 a.m. to 40,000 cfs by 11a.m. on March 7.
- See News Release for more details: MP-19-014 Reclamation increasing releases
3/14/19: Reclamation will begin reducing releases from Keswick Thursday evening (3/14), and will slowly decline to a target release of 10,000 cfs by March 23.
3/25/19: Reclamation will be slightly increasing releases at Keswick dam Wednesday (3/27) from 10,000 cfs to 15,000 cfs due to the significant rainfall that is expected over the next few days.
4/1/19: Reclamation will be increasing releases from Keswick dam to 20,000 cfs this Wednesday (4/3). This is being done to make room for higher inflows that are anticipated in Shasta Reservoir by next weekend.
4/4/19: Reclamation increased releases from Keswick dam to 30,000 cfs Thursday (4/4). This is being done to make room for higher inflows that are anticipated in Shasta Reservoir by the weekend.
4/9/19: Reclamation increased releases from Keswick dam to 40,000 cfs Tuesday (4/9).
4/12/19: Reclamation is reducing flows from Keswick Sunday (4/14), slowly decreasing to a release of 20,950 by Wednesday (4/17).
4/22/19: Reclamation is continuing to reduce flows from Keswick to a release of 5,500 by Sunday (4/28). Here is the release schedule: