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Change Order

Posted on Thursday, May 24th, 2018

Date: Wed, May 23, 2018 at 9:54 AM
Subject: Nimbus Dam – Change Order

Please make the following release changes to the American River at Nimbus:

Date Time From (cfs) To (cfs)
5/26/18 0800 3,000 3,500

Comment: Delta Salinity

Issued by: Peggy Manza

Change Order

Posted on Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

Date: Tue, May 22, 2018 at 9:52 AM
Subject: Nimbus Dam – Change Order

Please make the following release changes to the American River at Nimbus:

Date         Time    From (cfs)      To (cfs)

5/24/18       0800      2,500            3,000

Comment:  Delta Salinity

Issued by: Peggy Manza

Change Order

Posted on Friday, May 18th, 2018

Date: Thu, May 17, 2018 at 2:46 PM
Subject: Nimbus Dam – Change Order

Please make the following release changes to the American River at Nimbus:

Date         Time    From (cfs)      To (cfs)

5/22/18       0800      1,750            2,500

Comment:  Delta Salinity

Issued by: Peggy Manza

 

Sutterville Elementary School Science Night

Posted on Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

Sweet Science at Sutterville Elementary School Science Night 

 

Amid hand-made solar system displays, shoeboxes transformed into rainforests, caverns, colorful coral reefs, and other miniature habitats, and a few slime-making booths, our Water Fellows Kat and Cassie set up a table focused on Chinook salmon life cycle in the Lower American River.

Sutterville Elementary School hosts a large Science Night for students and their families annually. The night is a chance for the students to show off their science projects and learn from local scientists. Kat and Cassie spent the evening talking with students explaining the salmon lifecycle, the importance of gravel, and the Water Forum’s restoration projects in the Lower American River. After listening to the fellows speak, the students had the opportunity to make their own candy redds, using chocolate rocks, gummy fish, and nerds to symbolize salmon eggs! They also had the chance to observe preserved salmon eggs and their development, kindly lent to the Water Forum for the night from the Nimbus Hatchery.

The event created a space to spark curiosity and an early interest in science for the young learners, provide examples of scientific careers, and to ameliorate understanding of how the world fits together so that we can all care for it accordingly.

Change Order

Posted on Friday, May 4th, 2018

Date: Thu, May 3, 2018 at 9:34 AM
Subject: Nimbus Dam – Change Order

Please make the following release changes to the American River at Nimbus:

Date             Time           From (cfs)           To (cfs)
5/07/18        2100           2,000                   1,900
5/07/18        2200           1,900                   1,800
5/07/18        2300           1,800                   1,750

5/10/18        0800           1,750                   2,500
5/10/18        0900           2,500                   3,500

5/11/18        2100           3,500                   3,400
5/11/18        2200           3,400                   3,300
5/11/18        2300           3,300                   3,200
5/12/18        0000           3,200                   3,100
5/12/18        0100           3,100                   3,000

5/12/18        2100           3,000                   2,900
5/12/18        2200           2,900                   2,800
5/12/18        2300           2,800                   2,700
5/13/18        0000           2,700                   2,600
5/13/18        0100           2,600                   2,500

5/13/18        2100           2,500                   2,400
5/13/18        2200           2,400                   2,300
5/13/18        2300           2,300                   2,200
5/14/18        0000           2,200                   2,100
5/14/18        0100           2,100                   2,000

5/14/18        2100           2,000                   1,900
5/14/18        2200           1,900                   1,800
5/14/18        2300           1,800                   1,750

Comment: pulse flow operation, coordinated with fisheries agencies

Issued by: Peggy Manza

The pulse flow accompanies the May 10th hatchery release of juvenile Chinook. This schedule results in a net water balance by dropping to the minimum river release (MRR) before and after the pulse.

Change Order

Posted on Friday, April 27th, 2018

Date: Fri, Apr 27, 2018 at 10:23 AM
Subject: Nimbus Dam – Change Order

Please make the following release changes to the American River at Nimbus:

Date            Time             From (cfs)        To (cfs)
5/01/18       0000             2,500                2,400
5/01/18       0100             2,400                2,300
5/01/18       0200             2,300                2,200
5/01/18       0300             2,200                2,100
5/01/18       0400             2,100                2,000

Comment: conserve storage

Issued by: Peggy Manza

Change Order

Posted on Thursday, April 26th, 2018

Date: Wed, Apr 25, 2018 at 9:44 AM
Subject: Nimbus Dam – Change Order

Please make the following release changes to the American River at Nimbus:

Date              Time         From (cfs)    To (cfs)
4/27/18         2100         2,500           2,400
4/27/18         2200         2,400           2,300
4/27/18         2300        2,300            2,200
4/28/18        0000         2,200            2,100
4/28/18        0100         2,100            2,000

Comment: conserve storage

Issued by: Peggy Manza

Inspiring the Next Generation of Biologists

Posted on Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

Inspiring the Next Generation of Biologists at the American River

March 23, 2018

Bright and early, nearly 60 first grade students from Dewey Elementary school began to bounce off the buses and race towards the roaring American River. Armed with their very own biologist kits, the first graders begin to explore the river and gain a hands-on experience of what the life of a field biologist entails!

For the fourth year the Water Forum, in collaboration with The Nature Conservancy, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, CBEC, and C.A. Department of Fish and Wildlife, seeks to provide an immersive learning opportunity for local first graders to connect with their environment and to support an early interest in science. Through a series of stations where the students participate in a dissection, substrate sorting and red building, seining, bug identification, and water quality testing, the students learn:

  1. What fish make the river their home and what those fish look like
  2. The diet of a young salmon
  3. The criteria for good spawning habitat
  4. The criteria for good habitat for young fish
  5. How to keep the river healthy for salmon and other living things

The Water Forum looks forward to continuing this partnership and inspiring the next generation of environmental stewards!