Clouds
65° / Clouds
Sunrise 6:08am
Sunset 7:57pm
Clouds
641 CFS Pineville Gauge
500 CFS Dam Release

February 29, 2024

Fortunately we were spared the snow today, with our neighbors just south of us seeing the brunt of this winter storm.  While we didn't get any snow, it was a windy day with WNW winds at about 17 mph and gusts up to 34 mph.  It certainly wasn't the easiest day on the water for the few anglers that joined us today, between the wind and a mid day water drop.  The dam release was adjusted at 2:00 PM this afternoon from 1500 CFS to 750 CFS, where it is currently scheduled to remain until 11:59 PM tonight (2/29).  For updated dam release scheduling, please monitor safwaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill.

Clouds

24° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:42am

Sunset: 5:52pm

1590 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

February 28, 2024

The fishing report will consist of flow information and the weather, no one ventured on the water to fish today. The flow out of the Dam remains at 1500CFS thru midnight. Tonight there will be periods of rain and snow, windy and remaining cloudy overnight. Thunder is possible. Low around 20F. Winds WNW at 25 to 35 mph. Chance of snow 100%. Winters not quite finished. Tomorrows weather will be cloudy and windy. A few flurries or snow showers possible. High 26F. Winds WNW at 20 to 30 mph.

Rain

41° / Rain

Sunrise: 6:43am

Sunset: 5:50pm

1810 CFS Pineville Gauge

1500 CFS Dam Release

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Rain

February 27, 2024

CFS at the dam currently 1500 - the current forecast is only to midnight tonight, so be sure to check the flow before venturing out tomorrow morning - CFS at the Pineville gauge 1760 - water temperatures ranged between 36 to 39 degrees - air temperatures started in the high 40s and rose to 65 degrees as of this report - hazy skies and weak sunshine gave way to a light overcast day - winds were generally light, variable, with occasional periods of stronger winds. Our few guests mostly fished the morning, for only a few hours, without success - comments were "water really high", "winds made it difficult", "great day to be outdoors". Tonight's forecast: "Showers this evening, becoming a steady rain overnight. Low 49F. Winds SSE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 70%." Tomorrow's forecast: "A steady rain early. Windy with showers and perhaps a rumble of thunder developing in the afternoon. High 62F. Winds S at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of rain 100%. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.".

Clouds

60° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:45am

Sunset: 5:49pm

1760 CFS Pineville Gauge

1500 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

February 26, 2024

CFS at the dam currently 500 (projected to bump up to 1500 at 9 PM tonight) - CFS at the Pineville gauge 652 - water temperature 35 degrees - air temperatures started at 38 degrees and only rose to 42 degrees as of this report - hazy skies alternated between weak sunshine to clearer with brilliant sunshine - winds were generally light. Our guest fishing egg sacks under a bobber fared well today, with those swinging flies getting skunked for the most part, excepting one who scored a nice 30" drop back Steelhead - middle to lower sections were most productive Tonight's forecast: "Partly cloudy. Low 33F. Winds ESE at 10 to 20 mph." Tomorrow's forecast: "Partly cloudy early followed by increasing clouds with showers developing later in the day. High 62F. Winds SE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50%.".

Clouds

42° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:47am

Sunset: 5:48pm

652 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

February 25, 2024

Temperatures slowly made their away above freezing, but with gusts up to 17 mph and otherwise fairly consistent winds, it certainly wasn't a warm day by any means.  Most of our anglers eagerly joined us right at our 9 AM start, hopeful that with things warming up would instigate some activity after this extreme cold snap.  Based on the reports we received from anglers today, it proved to be another rather tough day for most, with a slow pick and just a few fish reported landed.  The dam release is currently scheduled to remain at a 500 CFS release until 11:59 PM tomorrow (2/26).

Clouds

42° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:48am

Sunset: 5:47pm

644 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

February 24, 2024

With temperatures beginning the day around 11 F anglers began to trickle in mid day, once the sun came out to warm things up.  Even with clear skies and plenty of sun, temperatures remained at about 20 F.  And, if it wasn't cold enough, we were faced with pretty consistent winds, with gusts up to 17 MPH.  Despite rather tough conditions, most anglers stuck it out for the majority of the day, regardless of what seemed to be a lack of fish activity today.  A couple anglers managed to bring a fish or two to hand, but the majority indicated a skunk today.  Temperatures are expected to drop just slightly tonight, with a high of 41 by the afternoon.  The release from the dam is currently scheduled to remain at 500 CFS until 11:59 PM tomorrow (2/25).

Due to low overnight temperatures DSR’s opening time will be delayed until 9:00 AM, Sunday 2/25.

Clouds

18° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:50am

Sunset: 5:45pm

659 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

February 23, 2024

Conditions were comfortable, with temperatures in the mid 40's for most of the day and a good mix of sunshine and overcast.  With cold weather moving in this weekend, quite a few anglers eagerly joined us today.  Having had a few days of a consistent dam release, and a bit warmer weather, hopes were definitely high today.  Based on the reports we received from our anglers, it was a grind, but in covering significant ground some anglers were able to find several fish in their outings, but no significant numbers reported.  The dam release is currently scheduled to remain at 500 CFS until 11:59 PM tomorrow (2/23).

Due to low overnight temperatures DSR’s opening time will be delayed until 9:00 AM, Saturday 2/24 & Sunday 2/25.
2/24 - 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
2/25 - 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM

Clouds

41° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:51am

Sunset: 5:44pm

666 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

February 23, 2024

Clouds

37° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:51am

Sunset: 5:44pm

652 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

February 22, 2024

A light rain most of the day has begun to chip away at the snow we recently accumulated, putting a bit of cold run off in the mix today. Water temperatures were a reported 35 F to begin the day.  Although a bit damp and dreary, conditions were pretty good with plenty of overcast and a 500 CFS release.  Not a ton of activity reported by anglers today, with a just over half of anglers reporting a fish landed. The release from the dam is currently scheduled to remain at 500 CFS until 11:59 PM tonight (2/22).  Please monitor safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for updated release scheduling.

Rain

36° / Rain

Sunrise: 6:53am

Sunset: 5:43pm

644 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

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Rain

February 21, 2024

CFS at the dam 500 (projected to remain there until midnight tomorrow) - CFS at the Pineville gauge dropped to 637 over the day - air temperatures started at 28 degrees and rose to 46 degrees as of this report - skies alternated between hazy with weak sunshine to clear with brilliant sunshine - winds were generally light. Our guests checked-in from late morning into the early afternoon - every guest I was able to speak with reported from one to two Steelhead, with beads, pink worms, egg sacks under bobbers, and a stone fly, all producing, primarily from the middle section. Tonight's forecast: "Partly cloudy early followed by cloudy skies overnight. Low 32F. Winds SE at 10 to 15 mph." Tomorrow's forecast: "Rain showers in the morning becoming a steady light rain in the afternoon. High 41F. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%.".

Clouds

41° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:55am

Sunset: 5:41pm

637 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

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February 20, 2024

Not quite as cold as yesterday, but that didn't seem to help the fishing much. Still had clear skies and bright sunshine and that couldn't have helped. The angler's (just a few) that I spoke with worked hard for them today; covering lots of water and putting time in. Another tough day. If it were March I would be thinking that the fish or in that "transition" period and maybe, given this years relatively mild winter, that might be the case. We will be experiencing a warm up over the next few days and the temperatures for next week don't look all that bad so , optimistically, things will change in a positive direction. Tomorrow's forecast is calling for partly sunny skies and high's in the mid-to-upper 40's. Fish or no fish, a great day to be out on the stream. Water from the dam is scheduled to drop to 500cfs at 7:00AM and the current flow at Pineville is 893cfs

Clouds

31° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:56am

Sunset: 5:40pm

893 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

February 19, 2024

Bright sunshine made one think that it was a lot warmer than it actually was today.  Temperatures struggled to get out of the twenties all day.  At least there was no wind to speak of. The cold temperatures and bright sunshine made things difficult for our anglers today that struggled getting into any fish today.  Hopefully the warming trend that is forecast for later this week will improve conditions and the fishing as well.

Clouds

21° / Clouds

Sunrise: 6:58am

Sunset: 5:39pm

884 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

February 18, 2024

A few brave souls joined us to battle the elements, with fairly steady snowfall and winds around 10-15 MPH with gusts up to 30 MPH.  Temperatures began at about 20 F again this morning, making for another later start for most of our anglers.  Despite the wind being a big hurdle today, if you were able to get out of the wind a bit and get some good drifts in,  it sounds like the fishing was 'okay'.  Anglers indicated a slow pick, but a little bit more activity than the past few days it seems.  The dam release is currently to remain at 750 CFS until 11:59 PM tonight (2/18).  Please monitor safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for update dam release scheduling.

Snow

28° / Snow

Sunrise: 6:59am

Sunset: 5:37pm

884 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

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Snow

February 17, 2024

With the day starting at 20 F and only reaching about 25 F, it was a late start for most anglers.  Winds picked up gradually over the course of the day making a cold day, even colder.  Needless to say, given today's conditions the outings were short, and sweet for just a few.  Today was windy, tomorrow is expected to be windier, with wind 14-18 MPH  and gusts up to 34 MPH expected.  The dam release is currently scheduled to remain at 750 CFS until 11:59 PM tomorrow (2/18).  For updated dam release scheduling please monitor safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill 

Clouds

23° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:01am

Sunset: 5:36pm

893 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

February 16, 2024

Yesterday's snow and high winds carried into the night making for a slushy, and icy morning.  Despite being a fairly cold and windy day, we had quite a bit of sunshine.  Overall, given the conditions, it was a rather quiet day on the run.  Most of our anglers joined us mid morning, and stuck it out for the greater part of the day.  Based on the reports, fishing was 'okay' with most of the day spent fighting wind, chipping ice and finding holes out of direct sunlight.  Forecasts indicate some more of the same this weekend, with temperatures expected to drop to about 20 F by sunrise tomorrow, and reach a high of 26 F by noon.  The dam release is currently scheduled to remain at 750 CFS until 11:59 PM tomorrow (2/17).  Please monitor safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for update dam release information.

Clouds

30° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:02am

Sunset: 5:35pm

910 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

February 15, 2024

A cold day on the run with overcast skies.  No precipitation for the better part of the day, but , on cue, around 3:00 this afternoon the weather system moved in with snow and considerable wind.  A few anglers fished the run with  some success given the cold conditions.  While overnight temperatures would have suggested that slush would be an issue today, that was not the case.   Angler reports indicated that from early morning on, slush was not a problem.

Snow

30° / Snow

Sunrise: 7:04am

Sunset: 5:33pm

893 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

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Snow

February 14, 2024

CFS at the dam 500, and is projected to rise to 750 at 6:15 PM tonight - CFS at the Pineville gauge remained at 695 throughout the day - air temperatures started at 16 degrees and only rose to 29 degrees as of this report - skies alternated between overcast in the early morning, through partly cloudy into clear with brilliant sunshine, now hazy blue with weak sunshine - winds were generally light, with occasional gusts. Our guests checked-in mid-morning - the middle section was productive, with egg sacks under a bobber what the Steelhead wanted today - the Steelhead were, on average, in the 6# range - Tonight's forecast: "Partly cloudy skies. A few flurries or snow showers possible. Low 18F. Winds NNW at 10 to 20 mph." Tomorrow's forecast: "Becoming cloudy with snow likely in the afternoon. High 34F. Winds SE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 100%. Snow accumulating 1 to 3 inches.". NOTE: a reminder, as we approach much colder air temperatures, that fish must be kept wholly in the water throughout the release process, with a very brief lift for a photograph, and never laid out on the ground. In these sub-freezing temperatures, prolonged exposure to the air will damage their gills through freezing, and contact with the ground in any temperature will always remove their protective slime or damage them internally as they flop.

Clouds

27° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:05am

Sunset: 5:32pm

695 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

February 13, 2024

CFS at the dam 500, and is projected to remain there until 6 PM tomorrow - CFS at the Pineville gauge remained at 702 this morning and dropped slightly to 688 by day's end - air temperatures started at 30 degrees and only bumped up to 35 degrees as of this report - skies alternated between almost all clear in the morning, then partly cloudy, back to clear, now wholly overcast - winds were relatively light. Our guests checked-in from just after opening time until early afternoon - those who fished a few hours, and left before noon, were not successful - the remaining guests were able to bring one to two Steelhead to hand - the middle part of the run fished better today, with egg sacks or beads under bobbers producing - the Steelhead today were, on average, in the 6# to 8# range - Tonight's forecast: "Cloudy with snow showers mainly during the evening. Low 19F. Winds NW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 60%. Snow accumulations less than one inch." Tomorrow's forecast: "Cloudy skies early will become partly cloudy later in the day. A few flurries or snow showers possible. High 27F. Winds NW at 10 to 20 mph.".

Clouds

35° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:06am

Sunset: 5:31pm

695 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

February 12, 2024

Overcast skies and some snow flurries during the afternoon with temperatures in the mid-thirties made it feel a little bit more like winter. Nothing serious but damp and cold made things a little less than pleasant. Several anglers fished the run today and of those that I spoke with had limited success. A couple fish hooked but fewer brought to hand. The weather looks a little more promising tomorrow with sunshine in the forecast and slightly warmer temperatures. The flow from the dam remains at 500cfs and the flow at Pineville is 702cfs (dropping slightly)

Clouds

34° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:08am

Sunset: 5:29pm

702 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

February 11, 2024

Conditions were slightly colder and much windier today, with temperatures dropping back down into the 30's.   With a few days of a consistent 500 CFS release we were hopeful to see a little increase in activity.  A steady stream of anglers joined us on the run throughout the morning, with most making their way off by early afternoon.  Overall, based on the reports we received from our anglers today, fishing was similar to yesterday with nearly all anglers report at least a hook up, but only a few were able to land a couple.  Sounded like today's big obstacle was ultimately the wind.  The dam release is currently scheduled to remain at 500 CFS until 11:59 PM tonight (2/11).  Please monitor safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for updated dam release scheduling.

Clouds

36° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:09am

Sunset: 5:28pm

710 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

February 10, 2024

A high of 51 F and just some brief rain, made for another extremely comfortable day of steelhead fishing.  While expectations weren't set extremely high for the day with the activity over the past couple of days, given the conditions quite a number of anglers joined us, most starting mid morning.  Overall, results were split.  About half of our anglers were able to get a fish or two, while half were able to hook one but not successful in landing.  With the water back down to a 500 release and allowing for crossing, angling efforts were spread over most the property.  The dam release is currently scheduled to remain at 500 CFS until 11:59 PM tonight (2/10).  Please monitor safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for updated dam release scheduling.

Clouds

48° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:10am

Sunset: 5:26pm

702 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

February 9, 2024

Another cold overnight, and a warm day with temperatures beginning in the 30's and making it near 60 F.  The dam release was adjusted last night from 750 CFS to 500 CFS, putting a big question mark on how today might pan out.  A lighter turnout of anglers compared to yesterday, with most anglers joining us mid morning.  While forecasts had called for a cloudy day, we saw quite a bit of blue skies and just a touch of wind.  Conditions really couldn't get more comfortable.  Overall, similar to yesterday, most anglers had rather tough time with just a few able to find some active steelhead today.  At this time the dam release is currently scheduled to remain at 500 CFS until 11:59 PM tomorrow (2/10).  Please monitor safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill for updated dam release scheduling.

Clouds

57° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:12am

Sunset: 5:25pm

688 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

February 7, 2024

CFS at the dam 750, and is projected to remain there until midnight tonight - CFS at the Pineville gauge started at 1010 and bumped up slightly to 1020 by the end of the day - air temperatures started at 26 degrees and climbed to 36 degrees as of this report - we had partly cloudy skies in the morning, then wholly overcast skies for the entire afternoon - winds were light, which made for a very pleasant day on the run. Our guests checked-in from just after opening time until late afternoon - those who fished only a few hours, and left before noon, were not rewarded - all those who put in the time, and walked in search of fish, were rewarded with anywhere from one to five fighting Steelhead, albeit mostly on the smaller side today, with only a few larger ones in the mix - two lucky guests also brought to hand three Brown Trout between them, one a nice 20" - remarkably, our last guest exiting the run reported that he battled a big Chinook Salmon in prime condition! Flies, egg sacks, and beads all produced today. Tonight's forecast: "Some clouds. Low near 30F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph." Tomorrow's forecast: "A mix of clouds and sun in the morning followed by cloudy skies during the afternoon. High 49F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.". Sounds like a perfect day to come on down!

Clouds

36° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:14am

Sunset: 5:22pm

1020 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

February 9, 2024

An even better day today than yesterday. Warmer temperatures, no wind to speak of and lots of sunshine. Every angler, regardless of whether or not they got into fish today enjoyed the fishing and "just getting out". Some were rewarded with the additional bonus of getting into a fish or two. The anglers that I spoke with covered lots of water; in part to find fish but also because it was such a nice day. No snow or ice to deal with which makes covering the run a lot easier. Next couple of days look similar to today with temperatures approaching 50 on Thursday. Is this early February?? Water from the dam will remain at 750cfs and the flow at Pineville is 1030cfs (both pretty much unchanged for the past several days)

Clouds

57° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:12am

Sunset: 5:25pm

688 CFS Pineville Gauge

500 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

February 5, 2024

Another nice day with moderate temperatures and plenty of sunshine. The extended forecast is looking promising with plenty of sun in the forecast and no rain until Friday. The flow from the dam will remain at 750 cfs through midnight tomorrow which should add to the favorable fishing conditions. The one angler that I was able to speak with today, fished the afternoon and had a very decent day with the lower section of the run being the most productive. Current flow from the dam is 750 cfs and at Pineville the flow is 1030 cfs

Clear

32° / Clear

Sunrise: 7:17am

Sunset: 5:20pm

1030 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

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Clear

February 4, 2024

A cold start to the morning, made for a late start for most of our anglers.  Despite the thick frost this morning, it turned out to be a beautiful 'winter' day in the mid 30's.  However, having quite a bit of sunshine made for a rather difficult day for most of our anglers it seemed.  Overall, most anglers reported just a single fish landed today, with a few others hooked but not landed.  The dam release is currently scheduled to remain at 750 CFS until 11:59 PM tomorrow ( 2/5).  Please monitor safewaters.com/lighthouse-hill ahead of any upcoming trips.

Clear

34° / Clear

Sunrise: 7:18am

Sunset: 5:18pm

1060 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

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Clear

February 3, 2024

While a mid-day dam adjustment isn't ideal, a handful of anglers made the most of it spending the greater part of the day on the run.  With the adjustment taking place at 9:00 AM this morning, we saw the affects around 1 this afternoon.  Based on the reports we received from our anglers today things were tough as expected, with the sun making an appearance as the water dropped. The dam release is scheduled to remain at the current 750 CFS until 11:59 PM tomorrow (2/4).  Please be sure to monitor scheduled flows via safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill ahead of any upcoming trips

Clouds

31° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:19am

Sunset: 5:17pm

1080 CFS Pineville Gauge

750 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

February 2, 2024

Another day of fair weather, with temperatures just a bit colder today remaining in the 30's.  The release from the dam remained at 1500 CFS today, with the Pineville gauge still holding around 300 CFS higher at 1860 CFS.  Overall, based on the reports we received from our anglers today, some anglers managed to land a few fish, but most seemed to have a hard time finding fish with the continued high water.   The dam release is scheduled to be reduced from 1500 CFS to 1000 CFS at 9:00 PM tonight (2/2), and then again be reduced from 1000 CFS to 750 CFS at 9:00 AM tomorrow (2/3). Upcoming Lodging Availability – https://www.facebook.com/douglastonsalmonrun/posts/pfbid0P42JYrTixz5NmPW5nTWm7rNBxeTrvt4kjHfiEF8u1ZhuRn3nURPvRBQFFg8BpAbEl

Clouds

34° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:20am

Sunset: 5:15pm

1860 CFS Pineville Gauge

1500 CFS Dam Release

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Clouds

February 1, 2024

Another day above freezing and light rain, with temperatures holding around 40 F for most of the day.  Nearly all the snow we had accumulated has dissipated at this point, but has continued to send ice cold run-off into the river keeping water temperatures around 34 F.  Overall, conditions were pretty nice for a mid-winter day, but the higher dam release of 1500 CFS has kept things fairly quiet on the river.  Despite the run off, there has been no indicates of issues with water clarity.  The dam release is currently scheduled to remain at 1500 CFS until 11:59 PM tonight (2/1).  Please be sure to monitor scheduled flows via safewaters.com/facility/lighthouse-hill ahead of any upcoming trips.

 

Clouds

36° / Clouds

Sunrise: 7:21am

Sunset: 5:14pm

1830 CFS Pineville Gauge

1500 CFS Dam Release

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