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Old 04-06-2011   #1
Loveland, Colorado
Join Date: Oct 2003
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Upper Colorado River info

Hey all,
Just sent this to my e-mail notification list. If you want on that list, just let me know:

I have a lot of information to share.

First, beginning this evening April 6, releases from Granby Dam to the Colorado River will be increased by 60 cfs, raising the flow at the Granby Dam gage from around 20 cfs to about 80 cfs. Northern Water will make a similar increase tomorrow, bringing the flow below the dam to 140 cfs. Another change on Friday, will bring the flow to about 200 cfs. We anticipate the 200 cfs will remain at least through the weekend.

Northern is also making changes at Willow Creek Dam tomorrow and Friday. By the weekend, flows in Willow Creek below the dam could be as high as 350 cfs.

To help keep folks updated on the pending run-off season, Reclamation and Northern Water will host a public runoff season meeting a week from tonight, April 13, in Granby at the Granby Library, starting at 6 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to provide the community information on what to expect from this year's run-off season including possible changes in flows and operations. A flier announcing the meeting is attached to this e-mail.

Both Reclamation, who owns the C-BT, and Northern Water, who operates the non-power related features of the project, have links to current information on water levels and C-BT ops. For current water levels, visit Reclamation's pages at Current Reservior Content and Snowpack Using Google Maps or Reclamation: Great Plains Region. For Northern Water's blog on run-off, please visit Northern Water.

More information about Northern Water is available at NCWCD Home Page. To learn more about Reclamation, please visit or for local Reclamation information: Reclamation: GP Area Offices.

Last, for questions related to any of this, please feel free to contact Northern Water, toll free, at 1-800-369-7246, or call or e-mail me directly here at Reclamation.



Kara Lamb
Public Information
Eastern Colorado Office
Bureau of Reclamation
(970) 962-4326
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Old 04-06-2011   #2
Denver, Colorado
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Thanks Kara! An extra 550 cfs would put gore around 1500-1600... primo flows for early season.

Looking through some of the links for northern water, the poudre watershed is about 146% of average. Sounds like the poudre will be stomping this year.
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