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Byron Leydecker bwl3 at comcast.net
Mon Dec 13 19:21:39 PST 2010

Mid-Pacific Region

Sacramento, CA


Media Contact:  Pete Lucero, 916-978-5100, plucero at mp.usbr.gov

For Release On:  December 13, 2010

Reclamation Increases Flows in the Sacramento River for Flood Control
Management of Shasta Reservoir

On Tuesday, December 14, the Bureau of Reclamation will increase releases
from Shasta Dam into the Sacramento River from 7,000 to 15,000 cubic feet
per second (cfs) for flood control management. Although 15,000 cfs is the
normal maximum summer time release, the public should be aware of the change
and the increase flows will be released through the powerplant, not through
the spillway.

People who reside and/or are recreating in or along the Sacramento River
should take appropriate safety precautions during periods of higher river
flows.  Shasta Dam, located 10 miles north of Redding, California, is a
regulatory dam that forms Shasta Lake.  Shasta Dam's primary purposes are
flood control, irrigation, fish and wildlife habitat, salinity control in
the Delta, and power production.  

The current storage in Shasta Lake is approximately 3,332,586 acre-feet.
With a series of winter storms expected during the next 10 days, higher
flows will occur in the river.  Higher releases are expected as storage
levels at Shasta Lake continue to encroach into the required flood control
reservation storage.
Daily information on expected flows in the Sacramento River can be found on
the California Data Exchange Center website at
http://cdec.water.ca.gov./cgi-progs/getAll?sens_num=23 or on the U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers website at
http://www.spk-wc.usace.army.mil/generic/rel_rep_s.html.  For information on
the Sacramento River, please visit Reclamation's Central Valley Operation
Office website at http://www.usbr.gov/mp/cvo.


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Byron Leydecker, JcT

Chair, Friends of Trinity River

PO Box 2327

Mill Valley, CA 94942-2327

415 383 4810 land

415 519 4810 mobile

bwl3 at comcast.net 

bleydecker at stanfordalumni.org 



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