Releases From Keswick Dam May Cause Flooding Early Next Week

The water level of the Sacramento River will increase substantially next week, and could be enough to flood some areas. The Spring Pulse Flow is coordinated with the release of more than 10 Million Fall and Winter Run Chinook Salmon from Coleman Fish Hatchery on Battle Creek. As the water continues downriver it will also be used by agricultural irrigators. The Bureau of Reclamation will boost releases at Keswick Dam to 4,500 cubic feet per second Saturday. By Monday it’ll be up to 9,000CFS. and then reduced to 7,000 by the end of the week. Another pulse flow will be done around May 8th, and could reach 12,000 CFS. Lake Shasta is now less than 9 feet from the crest of Shasta Dam.