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Old 07-30-2014   #1
 
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Bailey Fest 2014 Canceled

Got a call from Denver water today. Bailey Fest release is canceled. The combo of sept flood filling reservoirs (never happened before), a huge snow pack, a cool,wet summer and the monsoon rains has all come together such that front range reservoirs are full and spilling, there is no call on the south platte river and Denver water can't bring over the flows for bailey Fest. This is a very rare weather series, but it happened this year. Because of no water, I am canceling the entire event.

Oh well, at least Gore has water, so that's where I'll be bailey Fest weekend. See you next year at bailey Fest. Sorry, wish it wasn't so but it's out of my control.

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Thanks for all the effort you put into Baileyfest. I'll be there next year.
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tragic. Was looking forward to it.
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Maybe DW can get the releases into Elevenmile up into the 400 area instead, then?
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Dammit. It would be nice if the release from Cheeseman reservoir into the main South Platte could be cut in order to allow a Roberts Tunnel release. They both flow into Strontia Springs (Waterton) below the confluence.

Nevermind, just looked and realized cheeseman is at full capacity, around 79,000 acre-ft. They have to send what's coming into the res into the south platte. Shit.


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Sad.

So does this mean we won't see any boatable releases out of Roberts this year, or just that they can't plan on a release?

Thanks for all the work you do with Denver Water.
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Sorry Ian, I cannot even imagine how much work you put into the event, next year will be great. Thanks for all your efforts.

So... does this mean there will be twice as much beer for next year's Bailey Fest?
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Ironic that too much water would cancel Bailey Fest. I'm sorry to hear this Ian, looking forward to next year.
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