Well, that didn't last long . . .
Just got this update from BOR:
BUREAU OF RECLAMATION
ASPINALL UNIT RELEASES
June 11, 2015
Releases from Crystal Dam will be increased from 2900 cfs to 3400 cfs on Friday, June 12th. This release increase is in response to the continued rainfall and forecast for high inflows into Blue Mesa Reservoir. Inflows to Blue Mesa Reservoir are currently over 6500 cfs and are forecast to increase to 7500 cfs in the next couple days. The current forecast for April-July unregulated inflow to Blue Mesa Reservoir is 570,000 acre-feet which is 84% of average. If the high inflow trend continues, it is likely that the mid-month forecast will show another increase.
Flows in the lower Gunnison River are currently above the baseflow target of 1500 cfs. River flows are expected to stay above the baseflow target for the foreseeable future.
Pursuant to the Aspinall Unit Operations Record of Decision (ROD), the baseflow target in the lower Gunnison River, as measured at the Whitewater gage, is 1500 cfs for June.
Currently, diversions into the Gunnison Tunnel are near 900 cfs and flows in the Gunnison River through the Black Canyon are 2100 cfs. After this release change Gunnison Tunnel diversions will be about 900 cfs and flows in the Gunnison River through the Black Canyon should be near 2600 cfs. Current flow information is obtained from provisional data that may undergo revision subsequent to review.
This scheduled release change is subject to changes in river flows and weather conditions. For questions or concerns regarding these operations contact Erik Knight at (970) 248-0629 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org