Wednesday February 20, 2019: McPhee is currently releasing 28 CFS for the downstream fishery. Releases will continue at this rate until ramping up to 35 CFS at the end of the month, then 40 CFS in mid-March. Releases in April will be planned in March when the runoff forecast has had time to mature.
While the CBRFC runoff forecasts have been growing through the season, and are approaching the historical average, it is still highly unlikely that there will be a spill (or managed release) in 2019. This is due to the extremely low carryover in McPhee coming out of the 2018 shortage.
We will continue to monitor conditions and will update this page in April with preliminary downstream release projections for the 2019 Water Year.