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Old 05-18-2014   #1
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Deso water level dropping fast?!

I've been watching the water levels and over the past two weeks it's dropped from 10k to almost 5k. With the snow pack holding strong, I would have to assume the water is going to come back up, right?

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Old 05-18-2014   #2
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Old 05-18-2014   #3
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It is all about the dam

It is best to call Flaming Gorge to find out their intended releases.
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Old 05-18-2014   #4
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It's been cold in the mountains. Keep an eye on the Yampa and White. These drainages are above the Deso put in and will dictate flows more than the dam. Flaming gorge won't do any major releases until after the Yampa has peaked.
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Old 05-18-2014   #5
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The fluctuations are all from tributaries like the Yampa and White as the dam releases have held pretty steady for a month. As you likely know, this region saw a massive cold storm system last weekend that affected melting and flows. I know SW Utah got upwards of 2 feet of snow in a short time and it shut down temperatures until midweek.

I would bet Deso is on target for a 20k-ish peak sometime in early June. That said, I would love to see it have a slow release this year and last longer. Deso really seems to have the most fun around 10k anyways. But that is a selfish desire since I have late season runs this year.

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Old 05-18-2014   #6
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Originally Posted by shoenfeld13 View Post
It is best to call Flaming Gorge to find out their intended releases.

The dam has NOTHING to do with the water level fluctuation at this time. The dam has been releasing about 850 steady. Flows are down due to weather.

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