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Pine Flat Release

May 10, 2019

Another Pine Flat Dam release begins:  “Another Kings River flood release has been started from Pine Flat Dam by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers but like a recent late winter flood release this one is aimed at spurring water demand within the 28 member agencies that have rights to divert Kings water. The strategy immediately had its intended effect, said Kings River Watermaster Steve Haugen.  The Kings River Water Association (KRWA) today (May 9) reported Corps officials declared the flood release Wednesday in response to the California Department of Water Resources’ latest Sierra Nevada runoff forecast that was based on a much-above-average snowpack found to be remaining in the high country May 1. … ”  Read more from the Hanford Sentinel here:  Another Pine Flat Dam release begins