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Old 03-19-2013   #1
 
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11 Mile and Cheeseman might RAGE

Colorado: Denver Water to drain Antero Reservoir | Summit County Citizens Voice

Hopefully they really pump the water down the canyon that could be a good time. Let me know if you have any info such as, How big antero is and how much they might release from 11 mile.

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I wouldn't get your hopes up Chase.
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Good heads up...that's right out my door!
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Last time they did this in 2002 it went up to 650.. My hopes are always up.
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I have already looked into this. They are going to store the excess water in Elevenmile and Spinney Mountain which are both significantly larger reservoirs than Antero. There might be a little more water moved down to Cheeseman than would normally be this season, but with the snowpack in as bad condition as it is I would venture to say they will move lots of water down Bailey, but very little down Elevenmile/Cheeseman.
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According to Denver Water they will begin draining antero when the ice on the res melts, which they guess will be mid April. They plan on releasing ~200 cfs from elevenmile starting in mid April thru may and June.

They want to keep flows low as they have data that shows that more fish survive the spawn at low flows, and they manage the south platte main stem for fishing. This is an estimate and doesn't mean that they won't go higher than this if they need to.

So, as it looks right now, no big flows are planned.
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Look on the bright side that's 100 more cfs than will be in clear creek......
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Ian can you flex the strong arm of the whitewater community and lean on em a bit.. Who cares about the fish. no one relies on them as a staple, but I rely on boating for my sanity as many others on this forum do. Trout Unlimited members all have guns and boaters all they got is a funky smell and a bad attitude.

Too bad we're all more passive than a Mormon at a strip club. Otherwise we'd get some better flows. I'm writing my congressman a poem about this injustice. Then I'm gonna go to an occupy protest and dance with the flowers maybe that'll get my point across.
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Looks like Eleven Mile might provide entertainment--"Eleven Mile reservoir, near Lake George, will be lowered in the next couple of weeks to make room for the waters of Antero, Thompson said."
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Looks like Eleven Mile might provide entertainment--"Eleven Mile reservoir, near Lake George, will be lowered in the next couple of weeks to make room for the waters of Antero, Thompson said."
It's looking like they might already be doing it. Would be nice if they would at least bump it up to 225-250...

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