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Old 04-17-2007   #1
 
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anyone know when the ark will be turned on? who regulates the flow? where does said flow come from? twin lakes? are they gonna drain the clear creek reservoir later in the season?
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At the end of last season something was said that the ark would run from mid april to mid november to lengthen the season for recreational use. I am not sure if that was to take effect this season or was just hear say. I have been watching the flows and they havent come up yet? I am hoping with mild spring weather and temps it comes up for this weekend.

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anyone know when the ark will be turned on? who regulates the flow? where does said flow come from? twin lakes? are they gonna drain the clear creek reservoir later in the season?
questions needing answers. -dan
Dan, the BOR has all of their water out of the Ark as of right now and to the best of my knowledge. We are on native flow right now, what comes in comes out. Typically, per the flow agreement, there will not be any releases until May 15 in order to preserve the spring fishing and not blow any hatches out. So for right now we are just waiting for run off.

I was told recently by the DOW that the Clear Creek water will be moved between July 1-August 15 so I do not believe it will extend the season at all. We may see higher flows than usual during that time but they could also use that water to meet the augmentation agreement and thus see nothing more than the usual 700cfs.

This stuff is complicated and that is the best of my knowledge, but maybe someone could correct me. Either way recent storms have kicked the snowpack up here in the Ark Valley and the next 7 days look good. So keep skiing and hoping for snow so we have a big fat plug of water come mid May.
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At the end of last season something was said that the ark would run from mid april to mid november to lengthen the season for recreational use. I am not sure if that was to take effect this season or was just hear say. I have been watching the flows and they havent come up yet? I am hoping with mild spring weather and temps it comes up for this weekend.

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that is false. The season is still Dependant on the snowmelt and there will not be any water past August 15 unless it rains or we have an epic snowpack, which we don't right now. Still anything over 500cfs is good on the Ark so watch the gauge. The new spots in BV should be good with just a little more water. I will post pics asap.
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