Low Flow Closures Begin Oct. 1 9/28/2014

Low Flow closures on North Coast rivers will begin on October 1, 2014

Smith River (Oct. 1)

Redwood Creek (Oct. 1)

Mad River (Sept. 1)

Eel River (Oct. 1)

Van Duzen River (Oct. 1)

Mattole River (Oct. 1)

The CDFW shall make information available to the public by a telephone recorded message updated, as necessary, no later than 1:00 p.m. each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday as to whether any stream will be open or closed to fishing. It shall be the responsibility of the angler to use the telephone number designated in the sport fishing regulations booklet to obtain information on the status of any stream.

(1) The main stem Eel River from the paved junction of Fulmor Road with the Eel River to the South Fork Eel River.
Minimum Flow: 350 cfs at the gauging station near Scotia.
(2) The South Fork of the Eel River downstream from Rattlesnake Creek and the Middle Fork Eel
River downstream from the Bar Creek. Minimum Flow: 340 cfs at the gauging station at Miranda.
(3) Van Duzen River: The main stem Van Duzen River from its junction with the Eel River to the end of Golden Gate Drive near Bridgeville (approximately 4,000 feet upstream from the Little Golden Gate Bridge).
Minimum Flow: 150 cfs at the gauging station near Grizzly Creek Redwood State Park.
(4) Mad River: The main stem Mad River from the Hammond Trail Railroad Trestle to Cowan Creek. Minimum Flow: 200 cfs at the gauging station at the Highway 299 bridge.
(5) Mattole River: The main stem of the Mattole River from the mouth to Honeydew Creek.
Minimum Flow: 320 cfs at the gauging station at Petrolia.
(6) Redwood Creek: The main stem of Redwood Creek from the mouth to its confluence with
Bond Creek. Minimum Flow: 300 cfs at the gauging station near the Highway 101 bridge.
(7) Smith River: The main stem Smith River from the mouth of Rowdy Creek to the mouth of Patrick Creek (tributary of the Middle Fork Smith River); the South Fork Smith River from the mouth upstream approximately 1000 feet to the County Road (George Tyron) bridge and Craigs Creek to its confluence with Jones Creek; and the North Fork Smith River from the mouth
to its confluence with Stony Creek. Minimum Flow: 600 cfs at the Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park gauging station.



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