Instream Flow Recommendations

State Water Board Instream Flow Recommendations

Water Code section 85087, contained in the Delta Reform Act, requires the State Water Board to submit to the Legislature by December 31, 2010 a prioritized schedule and estimate of costs to complete instream flow studies for two categories of rivers and streams by two specific deadlines: (1) "high priority rivers and streams in the Delta watershed, not otherwise covered by section 85086, by 2012"; and (2) "all major rivers and streams outside the Sacramento River watershed by 2018".

Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Instream Flow Recommendations

Counties Watershed Stream Stream Segment Development Recommendations
Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Sutter Sacramento River Butte Creek Centerville Head Diversion Dam downstream to Parrott-Phelan Diversion Dam Development Recommendations
Parrott-Phelan Diversion Dam downstream to the Western Canal Siphon Development TBD
Monterey Big Sur River Big Sur River USGS Gage No 11143000 downstream to the Pacific Ocean Development Recommendations