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Streamlines News and Info for Paddlers
S T R E A M L I N E S
News & Info for Paddlers
Updated 03/29/05

o Short-term drought concerns have been alleviated in many areas of the Southwest especially southern California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado... The unusual southward shift in the winter storm track that helped the Southwest has resulted in deficient rain and snow to the north. Moderate to severe drought developed over the winter in portions of the Pacific Northwest. Some mountain observation sites in Idaho, Montana and Washington were snowless in early March for the first time in more than 30 years. More.

o For most of its 125-mile course from Nevada's high desert to the bottom of Death Valley, the Amargosa River is as dry and empty as a ghost town. The only time the Amargosa really runs is during abnormally wet periods -- once every year or two, sometimes less -- and even then the river is unpredictable and fleeting. That is exactly what made Bert Welti want to run it. More.

o California is blessed with some of the most beautiful and diverse rivers in the world. From the steep creeks of the high Sierra to the broad and powerful rivers of the Central Valley, each river tells a personal story and provides a unique experience to the visitor. More.

o What rescue equip. do you carry? Shoes, of course, though I'm pretty optimistic. Most down-days I carry rope, knife, handpaddles, couple caribiners, Cliff bar, lighter, and one Petzl Ti-bloc. I've got a little Adventure Medical Kit I've enhanced with Lortabs, Flexeril, and a space blanket for steep, remote, or long days. I've got a wad of orange flagging tape I use to mark new wood on popular runs. I carry more food, gloves, balaclava, and headlamp for cold days or late starts. . .West Coast/ international creeking I've got float-bags, iodine or a water filter, and a firm knowledge of my walk-out options (or map). People often forget how much safety equipment you can store in your brain - weight free.(Clay Wright) More

Splashes: Rolling - AW Safety Code - River Quotes - Foamies - Water Art

River Notes for Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Important information about River Notes.

Do you and your friends have all the gear you need for the great season ahead? It’s time to air out your paddling gear, rinse the spiders from your boat and head to Kernville for our 3rd Annual Spring Sale this weekend, April 2nd-3rd! For one weekend only, we will offer some killer deals on all the new stuff... Boats, paddles, gear…. EVERYTHING! Great Spring weather and water is expected, so don't miss out!

Retire that bleached out PFD, worn down paddle, and behemoth kayak and get into something new! Why not advertise your current boat for sale on our web site in our consignment Used Boat Barn? Call us for more info (800-376-7303), or bring your boat with you to the Spring Sale and we’ll take care of the details!

Make your plans now!! Get a jump on the paddling season and hone your paddling skills at the Kern Gold Medal Paddling Camps, April 2-5 and April 7-10. Space is limited, so call 800-457-2082 and make your reservation today! And don't forget the 41st Kern River Kayak & Raft Festival is April 15-17 with the TJ and Western Regional Slaloms, Freestyle Rodeo and Raft Races. Everything will be running!

Recent unsettled weather has added a little more snow to the snowpack in the Southern Sierra, increasing the Southern Section total to about 150% of the normal April 1 seasonal total. We've more than made up for the snow lost to warm temperatures earlier this month. Last year, warm March temperatures continued into April, and the Southern Section snowpack dwindled from 106% of normal on March 1 to 71% on April 1!

Flow projections from the California Nevada River Forecast Center, based on snow conditions as of March 25 indicate a 90% probability that the mean inflow to Lake Isabella will exceed about 2200 cfs between now and the Kern River Festival. The projection specifies a 10% chance that the flow could exceed about 3200 cfs at the beginning of April and about 5000 cfs at the time of the Festival. Unusually cool or warm weather (like now!) might produce flows outside these ranges.This morning at 7:00, the COE gage in Riverside Park reports the Upper Kern at 1336 cfs.

How does the 2004-05 season match up to other big years? To get an idea we took a look at March 1 snow course data for several of the biggest seasons in the last 35 years and compared the measurements to this season's. The value used for the comparison was the combined snow water content, in inches, for the Kern snow courses for March 1. A number of adjustments to the data were necessary, so the total should be considered approximate.The value for 1968-69 is an estimate.

With Los Angeles experiencing its wettest rainy season in 120 years, Southern California creeks and streams have been cranking. One of the real Southern California classics is Piru Creek between Pyramid Lake and Lake Piru. In a move that is hard to understand, the Forest Service has withdrawn its recommendation that this remarkable reach of Piru Creek be considered for Wild & Scenic status. For more information on how you can help correct this mistake, see Piru Creek - Frenchmans Flat Campground to Lake Piru. The Forest Service has scheduled a meeting at 11:00 am on March 31st at the Los Padres National Forest Headquarters in Goleta to discuss their finding that this reach is ineligible for designation as a Wild and Scenic River. It is important that we demonstrate our knowledge of the river, its value to us and our commitment to seeing it protected.

Looking for a boat? Check out the recreational. touring and whitewater kayaks (and rafts) in our Boat Barns. Also be sure to check all the new gear in the Sierra South River Store!

Here is a snapshot of today's flow and reservoir data, based on reports from the Corps of Engineers (COE) and Southern California Edison (SCE). Click on "Current" to get the latest COE info. For SCE flow information, call the flow phone at 877-537-6356 or 760-376-8821. According to SCE, the flow phone values reported for Above & Below Fairview, and Below Democrat Dam are updated every 5-10 seconds. All other flow phone data is manually updated twice a day (7am & 2pm) when an operator is on duty.


 

Upper Kern

Lower Kern

Above Fairview* Below Fairview* At Kernville Lake Isabella Below Democrat Dam*
Date & Time Flow (cfs) Flow (cfs) Stage Flow (cfs) Total Outflow to River to Borel Canal Storage
(acre-feet)
Flow (cfs)
29MAR2005 0700 1150 1150 6.57 1336 541 19 522 195711 300
Kern Flow Info Current 5 Day Plot 10 Day Plot Month WY '05 WY '04 WY '03 WY '02 WY '01
Weather NWS NWS Zones CNN Washington Post Satellite Radar Kernville RAWS RAWS Archive
*Flow values from SCE Flow Phone. For current information call 877-537-6356 or 760-376-8821. According to SCE the flow values reported for Above & Below Fairview, and Below Democrat Dam are updated every 5-10 seconds. All other flow phone data is manually updated twice a day (7am & 2pm) when an operator is on duty.

More information concerning flow and weather can be found on our LINKS page.

 

Streamlines News and Info for Paddlers
S T R E A M L I N E S
News & Info for Paddlers
Updated 01/12/05

o EJ’s 2005 World Freestyle Kayak Championships Wrap-Up. The World Championships stands alone as a meeting place of the best whitewater paddlers in the world gathered for a competition, fellowship, and a good time. They arrive interested in the feature they will be competing on and training. Then they gather in groups by country in the beginning, having team meetings and sharing information that can help them win. More.

o What rescue equip. do you carry? Shoes, of course, though I'm pretty optimistic. Most down-days I carry rope, knife, handpaddles, couple caribiners, Cliff bar, lighter, and one Petzl Ti-bloc. I've got a little Adventure Medical Kit I've enhanced with Lortabs, Flexeril, and a space blanket for steep, remote, or long days. I've got a wad of orange flagging tape I use to mark new wood on popular runs. I carry more food, gloves, balaclava, and headlamp for cold days or late starts. . .West Coast/ international creeking I've got float-bags, iodine or a water filter, and a firm knowledge of my walk-out options (or map). People often forget how much safety equipment you can store in your brain - weight free.(Clay Wright) More

o The Environmental Protection Agency is close to issuing new guidelines making it easier for sewage authorities to dump partially treated wastewater during heavy rainfalls, according to documents obtained by The Washington Post. More.

o Watercraft have long played a vital role in the cultures of most First Peoples in Canada. Indian and Inuit boat builders have produced many varieties of wooden dugout, bark canoe and skin boat, each designed for specific purposes and particular conditions. This selection of Native watercraft from the Canadian Museum of Civilization’s collections highlights the creativity and skill of Indian and Inuit boat builders. More.

Splashes: Rolling - AW Safety Code - River Quotes - Foamies - Water Art

River Notes for Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Important information about River Notes.

Yesterday's storm brought the seasonal rainfall total in Los Angeles to the second highest on record -- 35.89 inches. While L.A. was getting drenched, the Sierra was getting slammed. Today's Regional Snowpack Summary from California Cooperative Snow Surveys reports the Southern Section Sierra at an average of 39 inches water equivalent and 147% of the normal April 1 seasonal total. We've more than made up for the snow lost to warm temperatures earlier this month. Last year, the warm temps continued into April, and the Southern Section snowpack went from 106% of normal on March 1 to 71% on April 1!

There was also some low elevation rain. The Kernville RAWS recorded 0.83 inch and Johnsondale 2.54 inches. Runoff pushed the Upper Kern at Kernville to 3170 cfs according the COE gage at Riverside Park. This afternoon at 1:00 the flow was reported at 2109 cfs.

Need gear for the great season ahead? It’s time to air out your paddling gear, rinse the spiders from your boat and head to Kernville for our 3rd Annual Spring Sale April 2nd-3rd! For one weekend only, we will offer some killer deals on all the new stuff... Boats, paddles, gear…. EVERYTHING!

Retire that bleached out PFD, worn down paddle, and behemoth kayak and get into something new! Why not advertise your current boat for sale on our website in our consignment Used Boat Barn? Call us for more info (800-376-7303), or bring your boat with you to the Spring Sale and we’ll take care of the details!

Make your plans now!! Get a jump on the paddling season and hone your paddling skills at the Kern Gold Medal Paddling Camps, April 2-5 and April 7-10. Space is limited, so call 800-457-2082 and make your reservation today! And don't forget the 41st Kern River Kayak & Raft Festival is April 15-17 with the TJ and Western Regional Slaloms, Freestyle Rodeo and Raft Races. Everything should be running!

Early flow projections from the California Nevada River Forecast Center, based on snow conditions as of March 22 and "normal" weather, forecast an inflow to Lake Isabella of about 1500 - 2500 cfs at the beginning of April, increasing to about 2200 - 4100 cfs during the Kern River Festival. Unusually cool or warm weather (like now!) might produce flows outside these ranges.

How does the 2004-05 season match up to other big years? To get an idea we took a look at March 1 snow course data for several of the biggest seasons in the last 35 years and compared the measurements to this season's. The value used for the comparison was the combined snow water content, in inches, for the Kern snow courses for March 1. A number of adjustments to the data were necessary, so the total should be considered approximate.The value for 1968-69 is an estimate.

With Los Angeles experiencing its wettest rainy season in 120 years, Southern California creeks and streams have been cranking. One of the real Southern California classics is Piru Creek between Pyramid Lake and Lake Piru. In a move that is hard to understand, the Forest Service has withdrawn its recommendation that this remarkable reach of Piru Creek be considered for Wild & Scenic status. For more information on how you can help correct this mistake, see Piru Creek - Frenchmans Flat Campground to Lake Piru. The Forest Service has scheduled a meeting at 11:00 am on March 31st at the Los Padres National Forest Headquarters in Goleta to discuss their finding that this reach is ineligible for designation as a Wild and Scenic River. It is important that we demonstrate our knowledge of the river, its value to us and our commitment to seeing it protected.

Looking for a boat? Check out the recreational. touring and whitewater kayaks (and rafts) in our Boat Barns. Also be sure to check all the new gear in the Sierra South River Store!

Here is a snapshot of today's flow and reservoir data, based on reports from the Corps of Engineers (COE) and Southern California Edison (SCE). Click on "Current" to get the latest COE info. For SCE flow information, call the flow phone at 877-537-6356 or 760-376-8821. According to SCE, the flow phone values reported for Above & Below Fairview, and Below Democrat Dam are updated every 5-10 seconds. All other flow phone data is manually updated twice a day (7am & 2pm) when an operator is on duty.


 

Upper Kern

Lower Kern

Above Fairview* Below Fairview* At Kernville Lake Isabella Below Democrat Dam*
Date & Time Flow (cfs) Flow (cfs) Stage Flow (cfs) Total Outflow to River to Borel Canal Storage
(acre-feet)
Flow (cfs)
11MAR2005 0900 -- -- 7.30 2109 541 20 521 180733 --
Kern Flow Info Current 5 Day Plot 10 Day Plot Month WY '05 WY '04 WY '03 WY '02 WY '01
Weather NWS NWS Zones CNN Washington Post Satellite Radar Kernville RAWS RAWS Archive
*Flow values from SCE Flow Phone. For current information call 877-537-6356 or 760-376-8821. According to SCE the flow values reported for Above & Below Fairview, and Below Democrat Dam are updated every 5-10 seconds. All other flow phone data is manually updated twice a day (7am & 2pm) when an operator is on duty.

More information concerning flow and weather can be found on our LINKS page.

 

Streamlines News and Info for Paddlers
S T R E A M L I N E S
News & Info for Paddlers
Updated 01/12/05

o EJ’s 2005 World Freestyle Kayak Championships Wrap-Up. The World Championships stands alone as a meeting place of the best whitewater paddlers in the world gathered for a competition, fellowship, and a good time. They arrive interested in the feature they will be competing on and training. Then they gather in groups by country in the beginning, having team meetings and sharing information that can help them win. More.

o What rescue equip. do you carry? Shoes, of course, though I'm pretty optimistic. Most down-days I carry rope, knife, handpaddles, couple caribiners, Cliff bar, lighter, and one Petzl Ti-bloc. I've got a little Adventure Medical Kit I've enhanced with Lortabs, Flexeril, and a space blanket for steep, remote, or long days. I've got a wad of orange flagging tape I use to mark new wood on popular runs. I carry more food, gloves, balaclava, and headlamp for cold days or late starts. . .West Coast/ international creeking I've got float-bags, iodine or a water filter, and a firm knowledge of my walk-out options (or map). People often forget how much safety equipment you can store in your brain - weight free.(Clay Wright) More

o The Environmental Protection Agency is close to issuing new guidelines making it easier for sewage authorities to dump partially treated wastewater during heavy rainfalls, according to documents obtained by The Washington Post. More.

o Watercraft have long played a vital role in the cultures of most First Peoples in Canada. Indian and Inuit boat builders have produced many varieties of wooden dugout, bark canoe and skin boat, each designed for specific purposes and particular conditions. This selection of Native watercraft from the Canadian Museum of Civilization’s collections highlights the creativity and skill of Indian and Inuit boat builders. More.

Splashes: Rolling - AW Safety Code - River Quotes - Foamies - Water Art

River Notes for Friday, March 11, 2005

Important information about River Notes.

Yesterday the recorded high temperature at the Kernville RAWS was a warm 85 degrees. This morning the river is up over a 1000 cfs, and with the warm weather extending into the weekend, the first kayaking classes and paddling trips of the season should be fantastic! To make reservations, or obtain more info, call 1-800-457-2082.

Need gear for the great season ahead? It’s time to air out your paddling gear, rinse the spiders from your boat and head to Kernville for our 3rd Annual Spring Sale April 2nd-3rd! For one weekend only, we will offer some killer deals on all the new stuff... Boats, paddles, gear…. EVERYTHING!

Retire that bleached out PFD, worn down paddle, and behemoth kayak and get into something new! Why not advertise your current boat for sale on our website in our consignment Used Boat Barn? Call us for more info (800-376-7303), or bring your boat with you to the Spring Sale and we’ll take care of the details!

Make your plans now!! Get a jump on the paddling season and hone your paddling skills at the Kern Gold Medal Paddling Camps, April 2-5 and April 7-10. Space is limited, so call 800-457-2082 and make your reservation today! And don't forget the 41st Kern River Kayak & Raft Festival is April 15-17 with the TJ and Western Regional Slaloms, Freestyle Rodeo and Raft Races. Everything should be running!

Early flow projections from the California Nevada River Forecast Center, based on snow conditions as of March 8 and "normal" weather, forecast an inflow to Lake Isabella of about 700 - 1500 cfs at the beginning of April, increasing to about 1300 - 2800 cfs during the Kern River Festival. Unusually cool or warm weather (like now!) might produce flows outside these ranges. This morning the COE gage at Riverside Park reports the Upper Kern at Kernville at 1090 cfs. The SCE flow phone reported the flow above (and below) Fairview Dam at 1672 cfs at around 10:15 am, but at 2:15 pm it was still reporting 1672 cfs, so the reading may not be accurate. If the reading were valid, there normally would have been an increase in the flow at Kernville by the afternoon, and that has not happened.

With all but one snow course measured, California Cooperative Snow Surveys reports the Kern River basin snowpack at 163% of normal for March 1 and at 145% of the average April 1 seasonal total. The March 1 update of the Bulleting 120 runoff forecast projects a median value for the April-July inflow to Lake Isabella at 124% of average, with an 80% probability it will be between 100% and 179% of normal.

How does the 2004-05 season match up to other big years? To get an idea we took a look at March 1 snow course data for several of the biggest seasons in the last 35 years and compared the measurements to this season's. The value used for the comparison was the combined snow water content, in inches, for the Kern snow courses for March 1. A number of adjustments to the data were necessary, so the total should be considered approximate.The value for 1968-69 is an estimate.

There hasn't been much heavy snow in the Kern basin since the dump in January. There's been snow, just not an extended period of epic heavy snow. As a result, this season is having a tough time keeping pace with the heavier seasons such as 1968-69, 1977-78 and 1997-98. But there's still a lot of snow. Two Kern basin snow courses, Ramshaw Meadows and Little Whitney Meadow, were measured at nearly 200% of the normal March 1 total. The Pascoes snow sensor, at the head of the Brush Creek drainage, is reporting more than 46 inches of snow water. For several days, the GFS medium range computer weather model has been fairly consistent in forecasting a change back to a wet Winter-like pattern in California around March 20th. While it's too early to put much credence in that projection, it's a reminder that there could be more snow and cooler weather ahead. We'll see!

Los Angeles is experiencing its wettest rainy season in 115 years and Southern California creeks and streams have been cranking. One of the real Southern California classics is Piru Creek between Pyramid Lake and Lake Piru. In a move that is hard to understand, the Forest Service has withdrawn its recommendation that this remarkable reach of Piru Creek be considered for Wild & Scenic status. For more information on how you can help correct this mistake, see Piru Creek - Frenchmans Flat Campground to Lake Piru. The Forest Service has scheduled a meeting at 11:00 am on March 31st at the Los Padres National Forest Headquarters in Goleta to discuss their finding that this reach is ineligible for designation as a Wild and Scenic River. It is important that we demonstrate our knowledge of the river, its value to us and our committment to seeing it protected.

Looking for a boat? Check out the recreational. touring and whitewater kayaks (and rafts) in our Boat Barns. Also be sure to check all the new gear in the Sierra South River Store!

Here is a snapshot of today's flow and reservoir data, based on reports from the Corps of Engineers (COE) and Southern California Edison (SCE). Click on "Current" to get the latest COE info. For SCE flow information, call the flow phone at 877-537-6356 or 760-376-8821. According to SCE, the flow phone values reported for Above & Below Fairview, and Below Democrat Dam are updated every 5-10 seconds. All other flow phone data is manually updated twice a day (7am & 2pm) when an operator is on duty.


 

Upper Kern

Lower Kern

Above Fairview* Below Fairview* At Kernville Lake Isabella Below Democrat Dam*
Date & Time Flow (cfs) Flow (cfs) Stage Flow (cfs) Total Outflow to River to Borel Canal Storage
(acre-feet)
Flow (cfs)
11MAR2005 0900 1672 (?) 1672 (?) 6.28 1090 541 19 522 153102 --
Kern Flow Info Current 5 Day Plot 10 Day Plot Month WY '05 WY '04 WY '03 WY '02 WY '01
Weather NWS NWS Zones CNN Washington Post Satellite Radar Kernville RAWS RAWS Archive
*Flow values from SCE Flow Phone. For current information call 877-537-6356 or 760-376-8821. According to SCE the flow values reported for Above & Below Fairview, and Below Democrat Dam are updated every 5-10 seconds. All other flow phone data is manually updated twice a day (7am & 2pm) when an operator is on duty.

More information concerning flow and weather can be found on our LINKS page.

 

Streamlines News and Info for Paddlers
S T R E A M L I N E S
News & Info for Paddlers
Updated 01/12/05

o EJ’s 2005 World Freestyle Kayak Championships Wrap-Up. The World Championships stands alone as a meeting place of the best whitewater paddlers in the world gathered for a competition, fellowship, and a good time. They arrive interested in the feature they will be competing on and training. Then they gather in groups by country in the beginning, having team meetings and sharing information that can help them win. More.

o What rescue equip. do you carry? Shoes, of course, though I'm pretty optimistic. Most down-days I carry rope, knife, handpaddles, couple caribiners, Cliff bar, lighter, and one Petzl Ti-bloc. I've got a little Adventure Medical Kit I've enhanced with Lortabs, Flexeril, and a space blanket for steep, remote, or long days. I've got a wad of orange flagging tape I use to mark new wood on popular runs. I carry more food, gloves, balaclava, and headlamp for cold days or late starts. . .West Coast/ international creeking I've got float-bags, iodine or a water filter, and a firm knowledge of my walk-out options (or map). People often forget how much safety equipment you can store in your brain - weight free.(Clay Wright) More

o The Environmental Protection Agency is close to issuing new guidelines making it easier for sewage authorities to dump partially treated wastewater during heavy rainfalls, according to documents obtained by The Washington Post. More.

o Watercraft have long played a vital role in the cultures of most First Peoples in Canada. Indian and Inuit boat builders have produced many varieties of wooden dugout, bark canoe and skin boat, each designed for specific purposes and particular conditions. This selection of Native watercraft from the Canadian Museum of Civilization’s collections highlights the creativity and skill of Indian and Inuit boat builders. More.

Splashes: Rolling - AW Safety Code - River Quotes - Foamies - Water Art

River Notes for Friday, March 4, 2005

Important information about River Notes.

With all but one snow course measured, California Cooperative Snow Surveys reports the Kern River basin snowpack at 163% of normal for March 1 and at 145% of the average April 1 seasonal total. The February 22 update of the Bulleting 120 runoff forecast projects a median value for the inflow to Lake Isabella at 128% of average.

How does the 2004-05 season match up to other big years? To get an idea we took a look at March 1 snow course data for several of the biggest seasons in the last 35 years and compared the measurements to this season's. The value used for the comparison was the combined snow water content, in inches, for the Kern snow courses for March 1. A number of adjustments to the data were necessary, so the total should be considered approximate.The value for 1968-69 is an estimate.

There hasn't been much heavy snow in the Kern basin since the dump in January. There's been snow, just not an extended period of epic heavy snow. As a result, this season is having a tough time keeping pace with the heavier seasons such as 1968-69, 1977-78 and 1997-98. But there's still a lot of snow. Two Kern basin snow courses, Ramshaw Meadows and Little Whitney Meadow, were measured at nearly 200% of the normal March 1 total. The Pascoes snow sensor, at the head of the Brush Creek drainage, is reporting more than 46 inches of snow water.

Early flow projections from the California Nevada River Forecast Center, based on snow conditions as of March 1 and "normal" weather, forecast an inflow to Lake Isabella of about 700 - 1300 cfs at the beginning of April, increasing to about 1300 - 2500 cfs during the Kern River Festival. Unusually cool or warm weather might produce flows outside these ranges.

Make your plans now!! Kayaking classes and paddling trips start March 12. Need gear for the great season ahead? The 3rd Annual Sierra South Spring Sale is April 2-3 2005, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Get a jump on the paddling season and hone your paddling skills at the Kern Gold Medal Paddling Camps, April 2-5 and April 7-10. Space is limited, so call 800-457-2082 and make your reservation today! And don't forget the 41st Kern River Kayak & Raft Festival is April 15-17 with the TJ and Western Regional Slaloms, Freestyle Rodeo and Raft Races. Everything should be running!

Los Angeles is experiencing its wettest rainy season in 115 years and Southern California creeks and streams have been cranking. One of the real Southern California classics is Piru Creek between Pyramid Lake and Lake Piru. In a move that is hard to understand, the Forest Service has withdrawn its recommendation that this remarkable reach of Piru Creek be considered for Wild & Scenic status. For more information on how you can help correct this mistake, see Piru Creek - Frenchmans Flat Campground to Lake Piru. (Recently there have been very high flows on this reach due to heavy rains and releases from Pyramid Lake.)

Looking for a boat? Check out the recreational. touring and whitewater kayaks (and rafts) in our Boat Barns. Also be sure to check all the new gear in the Sierra South River Store!

Here is a snapshot of today's flow and reservoir data, based on reports from the Corps of Engineers (COE) and Southern California Edison (SCE). Click on "Current" to get the latest COE info. For SCE flow information, call the flow phone at 877-537-6356 or 760-376-8821. According to SCE, the flow phone values reported for Above & Below Fairview, and Below Democrat Dam are updated every 5-10 seconds. All other flow phone data is manually updated twice a day (7am & 2pm) when an operator is on duty.


 

Upper Kern

Lower Kern

Above Fairview* Below Fairview* At Kernville Lake Isabella Below Democrat Dam*
Date & Time Flow (cfs) Flow (cfs) Stage Flow (cfs) Total Outflow to River to Borel Canal Storage
(acre-feet)
Flow (cfs)
04MAR2005 1200 -- -- 5.56 614 546 19 527 147302 --
Kern Flow Info Current 5 Day Plot 10 Day Plot Month WY '04 WY '03 WY '02 WY '01 WY '00
Weather NWS NWS Zones CNN Washington Post Satellite Radar Kernville RAWS RAWS Archive
*Flow values from SCE Flow Phone. For current information call 877-537-6356 or 760-376-8821. According to SCE the flow values reported for Above & Below Fairview, and Below Democrat Dam are updated every 5-10 seconds. All other flow phone data is manually updated twice a day (7am & 2pm) when an operator is on duty.

More information concerning flow and weather can be found on our LINKS page.

 

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