Big T to stay up past Halloween
Even though the water year ends on Wednesday and water users will not be calling for water, we will continue to run the 300 cfs down the Big Thompson River from Olympus Dam.
October is generally the start of our annual maintenance work on the Colorado-Big Thompson Project. Because we are checking the power plants--through which we usually run project water--we can't move water through them, right now. So, in order to get some water on over to Horsetooth, we'll continue to run the 300 cfs a little longer into the week--maybe until Friday. We'll take project water out at the Dille Diversion Dam in the Narrows and send it, via tunnel , into the Charles Hansen Feeder Canal that fills Horsetooth.
So, for those of you who enjoy afternoons on the Big T when the water is up, you can look for it being at this 300 cfs rate for a couple more days.
Please let me know if you have any related questions, etc.
Eastern Colorado Office
Bureau of Reclamation