Upper 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.

Upper Bear Creek will be releasing approximately 600 cfs until further notice.

Observed Data

Day Time (Central) Reservoir Elevation (behind dam)* Tailwater Elevation (below dam)* Average Hourly Discharge*
12/17/2018 10 PM 797.20 727.17 370
12/17/2018 11 PM 797.20 727.18 335
12/17/2018 midnight 797.19 727.19 335
12/18/2018 1 AM 797.19 727.19 335
12/18/2018 2 AM 797.18 727.19 366
12/18/2018 3 AM 797.17 727.19 365
12/18/2018 4 AM 797.17 727.20 364
12/18/2018 5 AM 797.16 727.18 363

Predicted Data

Day Average Inflow* Midnight Elevation* Average Outflow*
12/18/2018 145 796.93 349
12/19/2018 124 796.68 333
12/20/2018 193 796.51 330

*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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