Big T, C-BT and fire
Yesterday evening, we lost power on the southern power arm of the Colorado-Big Thompson Project due to the fire just north of Pinewood Reservoir. As a result, we began delivering Colorado-Big Thompson Project water through Olympus Dam at Lake Estes to the Big Thompson River.
Currently, approximately 320 cfs is going down Big Thompson Canyon. However, we anticipate to have power returned by this evening. When that happens, we will reduce the release back to native flows, which are around 50 cfs.
Please let me know if you have any related questions.
Eastern Colorado Office
Bureau of Reclamation