River Flows & Logistics

Planned Chili Bar Releases for 2024

We operate every day that has scheduled recreational releases from the upstream hydropower facilities. Those days are determined by the water year type. This year (2024) is currently listed as “Below Normal.” Please note that the final determination on water year type occurs after the final snow-pack measurement in early May.

We are expecting 2024 recreational releases to be as follows:

  • March through Labor Day (first Monday in September) we will have shuttles six days a week, with dry Wednesdays.
  • In September (post Labor Day) we’ll run on Thursday, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
  • For October we’ll run Mondays, Fridays, and weekends.
  • For November and December we’ll only have weekend water.

Dreamflows posts the latest projections and minimum planned releases below Chili Bar Dam on its Chili Bar Release Schedule page.

Current Chili Bar Releases

More Flows & Logistics

  • The American River – information on all 3 forks of the American River, including recreation, logistics, natural history, maps & guides.
  • Coloma-Lotus Valley – food & lodging, recreation, logistics, for the Coloma-Lotus area where most of the Coloma Shuttle pick-up spots are located.
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