Home > FAQs > Regarding flow at the intake: At the last meeting someone asked about negative or reverse flow in the river at the intake. There was an instant response of, “No, never negative,” but I wonder what that looks like at high or low tide. That is a big issue out here, and I personally would like to understand those flows at the intake during the complete tide cycle, i.e., top, bottom, half tide rising (flooding), half tide falling (ebbing). At full “take” what are the flows just above, just below and going out of the system? I assume that just below there is always a positive downstream cfs there even when it is peak flooding. Specific numbers like that would help. It would probably be good to measure during the driest drought time, low river flow. If we can get those flows, I can put stuff like that to bed when talking with people.