PG&E to provide high, whitewater flows in the Pit 5 reach over two weekends.
Those Recreating in or near the River Urged to be Cautious during these HigherFlows
PG&E is providing notification that the 2019 Pit 5 Whitewater Flow Releases on 9.3 miles of the Pit River will occur on the weekends of August 10-11 and September 14-15. Target flows for the Pit 5 Reach on August 10 and 11 will be 1,500 cfs; flows for September 14 and 15 will be 1,200 cfs. Releases will be made from 10 AM to 4 PM on those dates and will be ramped down between the Saturday and Sunday of each weekend.
The Pit 5 High Flows Safety flyer and River Safety and Rapid Information map are attached. During the higher flows, this portion of the river will contain Class III, IV and V rapids, which are appropriate only for skilled paddlers. The Pit 5 Reach is not appropriate for tubing (or wading) during higher flows.
Please exercise caution if recreating in or near the Pit 5 Reach during these times.