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Old 06-15-2016   #11
 
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Email yesterday:

Green Mountain Reservoir is increasing releases to the Blue River. Dillon Reservoir has increased releases and is anticipated to reach the spillway on Thursday or Friday. Green Mountain Reservoir is increasing releases to slow the fill rate and follow the fill plan. Green Mountain Reservoir will increase flows to approximately 1050 cfs in approximately 100 cfs steps. All releases will be through the power plant.
See attached water order for additional details.

Water order just says continue 1050 cfs until further notice.

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Old 06-15-2016   #12
 
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Thanks Soggy.

Anyone ever float this section at 1050? Any issues getting under the bridges with a full frame/lean bars?
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We floated last Saturday at ~850cfs in a 13' raft with captain's chair and lean bars. Sitting in the captain's chair I didn't have to duck under any bridges, but the standing fishermen did. I think you will probably be fine, but can't say for sure.
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Old 06-22-2016   #14
 
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Anyone have any updates on the lower blue this weekend? Looks like flows out of Dillon have decreased. Any chance they might drop them back down towards 800?
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Old 06-22-2016   #15
 
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troutbum001, we're looking at doing it Monday if you can push to that day. I have it off and my buddy works in k-12 so he's off until the start of August. We could shuttle. Message me if you can make it work...
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Old 06-23-2016   #16
 
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Wish I could. Was hoping to get out and do it Saturday. Have you ran it at these flows before? I've only done it in the 800-850 range. How is the float at 1000 plus?


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I guess my main question would be can I fit under the bridges with a full fishing frame (lean bars, etc.)? Thanks
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I would think you can. But to be certain, you could take your front lean bar off, and your rowers seat, too. Pull over beforehand and do it. Or deflate the tubes considerably, then quickly pump them back up after the bridges.

I've done it in a buddy's boat at 1500 and we squeaked under but he doesn't have an elevated DRE style frame. We have an elevated DRE fishing frame on our boat, and I think we ought to be okay at 1050.

Report back after Saturday and let me know how it goes!
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Looks like it's dropping fast this week. We were hoping to hit it up next week. Any chance thst flows might increase?
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