Similar to last year, we have begun to see a slight increase to Ruedi Reservoir inflow in early April, rather than mid-to-late April as in other years. As a result, this evening (April we will increase our release from Ruedi Dam to the lower Fryingpan River. In a couple of hours, we will raise the release from Ruedi by about 40 cfs.
The result will be about 220 cfs by the gage below Ruedi Dam. The current reservoir elevation is around 7721 feet and still creeping down. Our increased release will keep the reservoir dropping, slightly, making room for the snow pack run-off we are anticipating late next month.