I apologize for being behind the times on this one.
I noticed several of you talking about running the Big Thompson below Estes Park. We have been releasing a higher flow than normal from Lake Estes to the river for the past week or two. Unfortunately, that release is now over.
Friday night (November 7) we dropped releases back down again. The Big Thompson should be back to more typical winter flows. We will only be sending about 25 cfs or so from the dam for the rest of the cold season.
But, I say this tentatively. It has been a very dry fall and our water scheduling is always subject to change. If flows do pop up again, I will be sure to post that information here.
I do think those of you who ran it are crazy, though. I was driving by while a group was scouting last week and I thought, "How do you NOT hit your head on rock in that river?!"
Please give me a holler (970/962-4326) or post here if you have questions about the Big Thompson.