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 425 cfs until further notice.

Observed Data

Day Time (Eastern) Reservoir Elevation (behind dam)* Tailwater Elevation (below dam)* Average Hourly Discharge*
12/10/2017 10 AM 570.82 540.64 351
12/10/2017 11 AM 570.79 540.64 351
12/10/2017 noon 570.75 540.63 349
12/10/2017 1 PM 570.71 540.63 349
12/10/2017 2 PM 570.67 540.63 349
12/10/2017 3 PM 570.63 540.63 349
12/10/2017 4 PM 570.59 540.62 347
12/10/2017 5 PM 570.55 540.62 347

Predicted Data

Day Average Inflow* Midnight Elevation* Average Outflow*
12/10/2017 -70 570.64 365
12/11/2017 230 570.16 350
12/12/2017 222 569.63 347

*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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