An unusual blowout at Cloyses Lake drainage has made the upper Ark quite turbid. Clear Creek Reservoir is clear, but suspended particulate from above the res is sinking to the bottom, going out the outflow and making the river milky. That plus the monsoonal deluges form the past few days has nullified any effect a flow reduction might have to access the Frog Rock boulder sieve. Another recovery attempt is "penciled in" for Aug 18 after the flow augmentation program is over (WaterFlow Levels
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My heart goes out to the family who must endure this agony before there is some closure.
BTW, 13 people were "rescued" from Cloyses Lake road today because their vehicles were uphill (and South) of two major mudslides that made the road impassible. At least 9 others are still up there with plenty of food and booze.