So as I am sure most of you are aware, this winter we’ve had an abundance of snow fall in the central valley above Fresno, that the Sheriff has closed the parts of the Kings river from Pine Flat Dam to the Tulare County line and the southern portion of the Kings River between the Tulare County line and the Kings County line.
The Pine Flat Lake Reservoir is releasing water at a rate of more than 11,000 C.F.S.. This has led to an increase of the water level in the Kings River. If you’re on twitter I suggest you follow the @KingsFlow account for up to the minute flow rates. Ideally for floating we would like to see a rate of around 8 to 10 thousand consistent with bursts up to 12K. You’ll notice at the moment the flow is around 18K.
I am sure some of you had plans to head up this weekend, because I know I did myself. Our good friend Aaron decided an evacuation of Kelly Beach was not a good enough reason to not head to the river. So we will have eyes and ears on the ground here in a few hours.
Until then, all the floatoholics whom planned to hit the river for out annual fourth of July trip, we’ll just have to see how it pans out.
Let us now your thoughts..