Landslide below Green Mountain Dam
I was out of pocket over the weekend and didn't find out about the landslide on the Lower Blue River until this morning.
The landslide happened on Saturday, about 6 or 7 miles downstream of our dam and powerplant. The local authorities asked us to close off access to the Lower Blue from our property, which we did. We also reduced flows by about 1000 cfs, dropping to just over 200 cfs, while crews worked on clearing debris.
We started ramping back up yesterday--we were at 500+ cfs last night. I expect we'll see the cfs rate bump up again today.
For those of you in the water right afterwards, thanks for your messages and your communications to folks. I'm glad you're alright!
Eastern Colorado Office
Bureau of Reclamation