That's because of an arrangement between recreational companies and the Sacramento Municipal Utility District.
SMUD has agreed to release water flows for hydro-electric generation at times when rafters are out on the water, primarily on the weekends.
Scott Armstrong owns All-Outdoors California Whitewater Rafting.
On Capital Public Radio's Insight today, Armstrong said weekday rafting could be a little too calm...
"...There will be water on weekends, there'll be water at good flows. It'll be a little bit less than it has been in the last couple of years. But because of the agreement and because of what SMUD has to release anyway for hydro-power, we will have good recreational flows."
~Scott Armstrong, All-Outdoors California Whitewater Rafting
Armstrong predicts flows will be strongest from mid-June through Labor Day Weekend.
January brought above-average rainfall and snow to much of California, partly due to El Niño. But forecasters say the ocean warming condition is "taking a break" for the next week or longer.
The U.S. Drought Monitor says, other than a slight reduction in exceptional drought in the northern Sierra, it needs more time to assess impacts of the recent moisture on California's long-term drought.
California regulators have made modest adjustments to water conservation requirements for cities.
The second measurement this winter of snowpack in the Sierra Nevada was 130 percent of average. State water officials say the snowpack will help reservoir recovery.
California's water conservation rate dropped to 18 percent in December. But water regulators say the state continues to meet its long term goals.