Special conditions at Little Bear Creek reservoir may affect operations; learn more

Little Bear Creek

Latest Operating Information
WARNING! Water release schedules can change without notice due to unanticipated weather changes or power system requirements. Large amounts of water could be discharged at any time. Use caution! Obey all posted safety regulations and precautions!  Vital safety information.
Little Bear Creek will be releasing approximately 250 cfs until further notice.

Observed Data

Day Time (Central) Reservoir Elevation (behind dam)* Tailwater Elevation (below dam)* Average Hourly Discharge*
3/19/2019 midnight 617.51 545.34 235
3/20/2019 1 AM 617.50 545.36 235
3/20/2019 2 AM 617.50 545.35 235
3/20/2019 3 AM 617.49 545.36 235
3/20/2019 4 AM 617.49 545.33 235
3/20/2019 5 AM 617.47 545.34 235
3/20/2019 6 AM 617.46 545.37 235
3/20/2019 7 AM 617.46 545.36 235

Predicted Data

Day Average Inflow* Midnight Elevation* Average Outflow*
3/20/2019 101 617.32 240
3/21/2019 98 617.34 87
3/22/2019 83 617.44 10

*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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