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Old 06-20-2005   #1
Loveland, Colorado
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Big T up for 24 hours

Just a head's up on the Big Thompson River. We'll be passing some of the run-off flows coming into Lake Estes straight to the Big T River.

Around midnight tonight (6/20), releases from Olympus Dam to the Big T will pop up to around 350 cfs. That release will run for about 24 hours. Late during the night of 6/21, we'll bring the releases back down to the normal 125 cfs.

The bump up tonight will put about 475 cfs by Drake for tomorrow. I don't know how that is for kayaking, but thought y'all might want to know in case you need to plan ahead for tomorrow afternoon.


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Old 06-20-2005   #2
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why not release during the day only so that the water isn't wasted at night?

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Old 06-20-2005   #3
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Thanks for the heads up! I wish there were more info coming down from yall and especially denver water. I am sure the kayaking community is appreciative for any and all info like this. Keep the water and the info coming!
p.s. I would love to work for the Bureau. I always check the job site but contact on the inside sure could help.
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