These are opportunistic flows released at PG&E’s discretion and communicated to AW. I share the info as a courtesy. My apologies that it is not higher but it’s not to say I didn’t ask. Outside of a new hydropower license that prescribes optimal flow stakeholders have little influence on what is released.
To be clear these Fordyce releases are not part of the flows agreed upon for a new license. The new license has yet to be issued and is awaiting the regulatory process to complete. Until then we are at the mercy of PG&E’s current operating standards.
In the meantime, I will continue to share any info sent my way and if they respond to our request for higher flows I’ll let you know.