Flow Rates for the Russian River through Healdsburg

We paddled down the Russian River through Healdsburg on 120 Cubic Feet per Second today.  Once salmon start swimming up the river from the Pacific, the California Water Control People release 240 CFS (Cubic Feet per Second) so they can swim upstream to spawn.  You can see the flow rates over the past year here.  The river pictured flooding (on my birthday!) below had a flow rate around 19,000 CFS, similar to the peak flow of the Russian River earlier this spring (May 28).

Flooding of Greybull River near Basin, Wyoming...

Flooding of Greybull River near Basin, Wyoming, June 1963 (peak flow was 19,400 cubic feet per second). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 Flow Rate (in CFS) of the Russian River though Healdsburg, May 2011 – June 2012
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English: White sturgeon caught in 1998 in Russ...

English: White sturgeon caught in 1998 in Russian River. Poster is in King’s Sports in Guerneville, CA. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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