PG&E Warns of Higher Flows for 2nd Consecutive Weekend


For the second consecutive weekend, you are urged to exercise caution when venturing onto the North Fork of the Feather River for increased river flows for whitewater recreation.

PG&E last week announced that water flows will surge to a minimum of 900 cubic feet per second (cfs) on Saturday, the 23rd, and will be maintained until 2 p.m. on Sunday, gradually receding to approximately 400 cfs.

Boaters planning their excursions should take note of ongoing construction work along Highway 70. Access to the river is still available at Rock Creek Bench for put-ins and at a take-out point opposite Rock Crest Camp near Storrie. However, due to road construction limiting accessibility, it’s important to be aware that the Rock Creek Inlet will not be accessible for parking or take-out.

Alternatively, boaters can navigate downstream to the Cresta Reach, where the flows stand at approximately 1,250 cfs, and opt for a take-out at Cresta Powerhouse.

These recreational flows are coordinated in collaboration with the American Whitewater organization and the Rock Creek–Cresta Ecological Resource Committee, typically occurring four weekends annually.