235114 PENOBSCOT RIVER LOWER W BR, MCKAY STN, RIPOGENUS DAM
PUBLISHED ON MAY 27, 2017 AT 13:12:30 - EXPIRES JUN 02 11:59 PM


For the Penobscot River Lower West Branch at Brookfield Renewable Power's McKay Station, (Ripogenus Dam), in ME.

Due to flows exceeding station discharge capabilities and high reservoir levels, spill gates may be or are being used to control the reservoir. River activities are extremely dangerous and unwise. Do not venture into the river until flows have receded.

Special Warning! Due to heavy rain, flows might change drastically from this forecast and flooding might occur at any time. Special operations might be required and significant runoff can occur from uncontrolled parts of the watershed. Please follow other local warnings. Be especially alert and use extreme caution near the river.

At 6:19 AM today the total flow below the dam was 2300 CFS
Readings available for this flow have not changed significantly as of 1:08 PM today

The following forecast for flows below the dam is based on the most recent load forecast from the New England Independent System operator which schedules and dispatches generation throughout the region:
Until 11:59 PM Fri JUN 02, 2,300 CFS

Flows will often differ from this forecast for reasons beyond the company's control including regional energy demand and clearing price, system operating conditions, equipment failures and weather.

All published flows are approximate and forecasts are estimates only. Actual flows will vary and can change quickly at any time. Always be alert and wear an approved flotation device. Never go in or near the water until you know and accept the risks you are assuming by being in this area!

For current flood potential, flood conditions, or flood forecasts please contact the Penobscot County Emergency Management Agency at (207) 945-4750.




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