So much for 600 in June! Saw the gauge go up, reached out to BuRec, and they relayed this great news:
"The ramp-up of flows in the Gunnison River are a direct result of the much higher than expected rainfall. This has increased inflow volumes into the Aspinall Reservoir system (Blue Mesa, Morrow Point, and Crystal). The May precipitation in the Gunnison River Basin was in excess of 250% of average. Which resulted in an updated runoff forecast from the River Forecast Center in Salt Lake we received last week, the new forecast increased 130,000 acre-feet from last month. We now need to release much more water than we had anticipated from just a month ago. The current release rate from Crystal Dam is set at 2,000 cfs, which is maximum powerplant. The Gunnison Diversion Tunnel is taking approximately 800 cfs, which leaves 1,200 cfs in the gorge. We will probably leave the release at this level for the rest of the month of June and July, unless we continue to receive additional rain events raising the reservoir levels, at which time we may be forced to start by-passing water. There maybe some fluctuations this this level of flow given that the tunnel could increase their diversion to full capacity (1,000 cfs), or we make minor adjustments to max powerplant releases."
Anyone know if Larry Franks is still running his mules? Anyone have an updated phone number?