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Stanislaus River Flows Increased
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On Monday, Sept. 12, the Bureau of Reclamation began incrementally increasing releases from New Melones Dam into the Stanislaus River from 400 cubic feet per second (cfs) to 2,000 cfs.

The higher releases are necessary to manage the reservoir's flood space and will remain at that rate until further notice.

People recreating in or along the Stanislaus River downstream from Goodwin Dam to the confluence of the San Joaquin and Stanislaus Rivers should take appropriate safety precautions with the increased flows.

New Melones Dam and Reservoir are features of the Central Valley Project and are located between Calaveras and Tuolumne counties, in the Sierra Nevada foothills near Jamestown.

Daily information on expected flows in the Stanislaus River can be found on the California Data Exchange Center website at or from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website at

For more information on the Stanislaus River, visit Reclamation's Central Valley Operation Office website at