Reclamation releases to Eastern Colorado rivers
Just a quick update before the holiday weekend really starts going. Here's what Reclamation is releasing to rivers in Eastern Colorado:
Earlier today, releases from Pueblo Dam to the Arkansas River cut back by about 500 cfs, due to rain and demands. Currently, we're running about 2000 cfs from the dam to the river. It should stay fairly close to that through the weekend.
Up near Aspen, we've got about 110 coming out of Ruedi to the Fryinpan River. Local run off there pops total flows in the 'Pan to around 130 cfs.
On the Big Thompson below Olympus Dam, we are releasing about 125 cfs. That should remain the same through the weekend.
And, for the big flows, it's Green Mountain. We are continuing to release around 1250 cfs down to the Lower Blue. That should remain through the three-day weekend, unless something changes upstream.
I hope everyone has a great and safe Memorial Day weekend.
Eastern Colorado Office
Bureau of Reclamation