Piru Creek Whitewater Boating

UPDATE: WHITEWATER BOATING ACCESS OPPORTUNITIES FOR SANTA FELICAI DAM & LOWER PIRU CREEK ARE CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE

Pursuant to Article 408 of United Water Conservation District’s (United) license issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for the Santa Felicia Project (P-2153) requires that, by August 15 of each year, United provide notification of proposed annual fall conservation water releases to interested members of the whitewater boating community.

Despite some relief to ongoing drought conditions, Lake Piru is still experiencing the effects of a prolonged drought, which has resulted in exceptionally low surface water levels in the Lake Piru reservoir for the fifth consecutive year. Due to these conditions United will not be conducting a fall water conservation release in 2017. As a result, whitewater recreational opportunities associated with fall conservation releases will not be provided.

Whitewater boating access on Piru Creek below Santa Felicia Dam is available when at least 200 cubic feet per second (cfs) is released from the dam.  Primarily, flows of 200 cfs or greater occur during United's water conservation releases.  These releases occur in most years and are conducted over a period of several weeks in the early fall.  Due to drought conditions, the District has not conducted a conservation release since 2012.

For more details please check back to this website for updates on releases from Santa Felicia Dam.

For current flow conditions in lower Piru you can check the US Geological Survey's website for the USGS gauging station below Santa Felicia Dam.

For additional information of whitewater boating on lower Piru Creek, please also refer to the American Whitewater webpage.

Water Elevation Level at Lake Piru

30 Day Period

 PIRU CREEK WATER

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Updated: November, 2017