It's a release. We're bypassing the snowmelt inflow we are seeing coming into Lake Estes down the Big Thompson. We push that on through Olympus Dam, or a portion of it, to the Big T Canyon.
Last night around 1 a.m, we bumped up to about 450 cfs. I don't know what to expect through the weekend, but it sounds like we are anticipating we could drop that release a little bit tonight after midnight to around 400 cfs and then maybe back to 225 cfs for Monday morning. But we'll see what the weather brings.
Eastern Colorado Office
Bureau of Reclamation