Lower Blue flows pop back up
Some of you have been asking about Reclamation's operation of Green Mountain in light of the Shoshone Powerplant situation. Today, I have news:
Due to the lack of a Shoshone Powerplant call and the steadily declining basin runoff, the flow in the Colorado River has dropped to below normal levels. In an effort to assist in partially offsetting the lower than normal Colorado River flow, we have increased our releases from Green Mountain Dam. In three separate increments, two yesterday afternoon and one this morning, we increased our releases from 350 cfs to 550 cfs.
By this afternoon, releases from the dam to the Lower Blue River were around 550 cfs. We will maintain a release of about 550 cfs until further notice.
As always, please feel free to contact me by phone or e-mail if you have additional questions. I'll be in all day tomorrow, Friday August 3.
Eastern Colorado Office
Bureau of Reclamation