Bear Creek

Latest Operating Information

Please note! Water release schedules often change without notice due to unanticipated changes in weather conditions and power system requirements.

Use caution near dams. A large amount of water may be discharged without warning at any time. Your safety depends on obeying all posted safety regulations and warnings. Learn more.

Bear Creek will be releasing approximately 300 cfs until further notice.

Observed Data

Day Time (Eastern) Reservoir Elevation (behind dam)* Tailwater Elevation (below dam)* Average Hourly Discharge*
3/19/2018 3 PM 573.16 540.29 288
3/19/2018 4 PM 573.18 540.28 286
3/19/2018 5 PM 573.18 540.29 288
3/19/2018 6 PM 573.19 540.34 297
3/19/2018 7 PM 573.25 540.32 293
3/19/2018 8 PM 573.30 540.35 299
3/19/2018 9 PM 573.33 540.34 297
3/19/2018 10 PM 573.36 540.64 351

Predicted Data

Day Average Inflow* Midnight Elevation* Average Outflow*
3/20/2018 690 574.19 446
3/21/2018 663 574.87 450
3/22/2018 663 575.49 460

*Elevations are in feet above sea level. Discharges are in cubic feet per second and are reported at the end of the hour.


Water release schedules are updated periodically throughout the day. Next-day release schedules are usually available by 6 p.m. of the current day.

Observed water levels also are updated periodically throughout the day. Predicted water levels are updated at least once a day, by 1 p.m. Eastern time, and may be updated more frequently when conditions warrant.

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