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

Little 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.

Little Bear Creek will discharge approximately 90 cfs as the reservoir is down for inspection.

Observed Data

Day Time (Eastern) Reservoir Elevation (behind dam)* Tailwater Elevation (below dam)* Average Hourly Discharge*
11/18/2017 2 AM 615.28 544.80 80
11/18/2017 3 AM 615.28 544.81 80
11/18/2017 4 AM 615.28 544.81 80
11/18/2017 5 AM 615.28 544.80 80
11/18/2017 6 AM 615.27 544.80 80
11/18/2017 7 AM 615.27 544.81 80
11/18/2017 8 AM 615.27 544.80 80

Predicted Data

Day Average Inflow* Midnight Elevation* Average Outflow*
11/18/2017 -203 615.25 80
11/19/2017 25 615.07 143
11/20/2017 20 614.83 180

*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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