Just some numbers for you all on the Voluntary Flow Program this year--the numbers aren't quite final, yet, but pretty close.
Andy's information was, more or less, correct. We've been slowly scaling the Flow Program back. Yesterday, we were running 125 cfs down from Twin Lakes. Today, it is 50 cfs. And tomorrow, that will stop.
Pueblo Board of Water Works, however, has been moving some of their water early, sort of like the Flow Program does with Fryingpan-Arkansas Project water. They are running about 50 cfs down from Twin Lakes. We understand they will stop moving that water on Friday, August 18.
The nearly final numbers for this year's Flow Program show that we moved about 8600 acre-feet of project water down from Twin Lakes to Pueblo this summer (without the Flow Program, that water would stay in Twin Lakes until fall, or until water users called for it). The most we augmented the Arkansas flow at any one time was 250 cfs.
I echo the sentiments on rain. Whatever you all have been doing, it's been working along the upper Ark!