Green Mountain releases still huge
Earlier this week, we were able to scale back releases from Green Mountain Reservoir to the Lower Blue to under 2000 cfs. But all that changed today with a localized rain storm. We are back up to about 2680 cfs. We have been increasing releases all afternoon in response to the storm.
Because we are working with the weather, I have no prediction for the weekend. We are anticipating releases to stay at this level or perhaps go a little higher, but depending on Mother Nature, those plans could change.
As always, I advise to please check the gage before you head up to the Lower Blue. And please keep in mind that we could make changes while you are on the water this weekend.
I'm out of the office tomorrow. We are closed in observance of Independence Day. I will be back in on Monday if you have any related questions or concerns.
Have a happy, and safe, Fourth of July weekend!
P.S. I'm serious about the safe part. There is a lot of water out there as I know you all know. Everyone take care!
Eastern Colorado Office
Bureau of Reclamation