Currently on the River

Last Update: Apr 25,2018

New Bullards Bar Reservoir

Flood Space

  • Available: 51,752 acre feet
  • Required: 90,000 acre feet

Current Water Levels

  • Elevation: 1,945.04 feet
  • Elevation change - Last 24 Hours: 0.79 feet
  • Storage: 914,351 acre feet
  • Storage change - Last 24 Hours: 3,643 acre feet


  • Bullards Bar inflow: 2,647 cubic feet/second
  • Bullards Bar outflow: 852 cubic feet/second
  • Middle Yuba River flow - below Our House Dam: 57 cubic feet/second
  • South Yuba River flow - at Jones Bar: 1,282 cubic feet/second

Englebright Dam

  • Englebright inflow: 2,206 cubic feet/second
  • Englebright outflow: 2,696 cubic feet/second
  • North irrigation ditch flow: 1 cubic feet/second
  • South irrigation ditch flow - (Baker Gage): 13 cubic feet/second
  • Yuba River flow at Marysville gauge: 3,256 cubic feet/second

Warning! This data is preliminary and subject to revision.

Lower Yuba River Flows


*Notice: Anticipated flows are always preliminary and are provided for informational purposes only. Flows are subject to real-time changes in weather and runoff conditions, and operations related to hydroelectric generation, flood control, and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission license requirements. This data is not intended to be used for flood forecasting. For personal safety, those on or near the river should always proceed with caution and be aware of changing weather, river conditions and the very cold water.


Current Flows

Current flows can be found at the websites listed below: - summary of Yuba River flows - total flow about one mile downstream of Englebright Dam (adds Deer Creek flow to the Smartsville flow)


Forecasted Flows

Information below was updated on 4/25/2018.

Notice: Storm runoff and flood control operations can substantially alter flows in the Yuba River, which could result in rapid changes. Information is expressed as average daily flow in cubic feet per second (cfs). Additional information can be viewed at 

Short-term Forecast

Releases from Englebright Reservoir are currently being reduced at a rate of 200 cfs per day, down to a target flow of 2300 cfs on Thursday (April 26).

Long-term Forecast

New Bullards Bar Reservoir is operated to preserve the flood pool, therefore storm and flood control operations may require higher or lower releases from New Bullards Bar Reservoir. Peak inflows from snowmelt are expected to occur in late April and be over by the first of May. Long-term releases from Englebright Reservoir are projected to be in the 2,300 cfs to 2,600 cfs range.