High-volume flows of Yuba River pose danger

Published May 18, 2017

Smartsville, California – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District’s Daguerre Point Dam on the Yuba River is experiencing unusually high water flows. Flows are normally 700 to 1,200 cubic feet per second (cfs) during the summer months but at present are averaging over 6,000 cfs. 

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers maintains Daguerre Point Dam which is located six miles downstream of the Highway 20 bridge. The Corps advises boaters and rafters that the south side portage take-out point immediately upstream of the dam is severely damaged and is currently not accessible.

Rafters are advised to identify safe, accessible portage sites prior to boating on the Yuba River and should become familiar with the hazards that high water presents.

 For more information, contact the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Englebright Lake Park Manager or Senior Park Ranger at 530-432-6427.

 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is one of the nation's leading federal providers of outdoor recreation with more than 400 lake and river projects in 43 states.

 Sacramento District provides planning, engineering, project management, environmental restoration and construction services to military and civilian customers in parts of eight western states, including California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Oregon and Wyoming.

J. Paul Bruton

Release no. 17-012