Green Mountain bumps up to Lower Blue - Mountain Buzz
 



Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 06-02-2010   #1
 
Loveland, Colorado
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 510
Green Mountain bumps up to Lower Blue

Hi all,
We are starting to see some spring run off come down from the mountains. As a result, yesterday and today we are bumping up releases at Green Mountain Reservoir to the Lower Blue.


Yesterday afternoon, we bumped up releases to 500 cfs.


This morning, we bumped releases up again to 600 cfs.


We can see multiple operations changes during spring, so please be sure to check the gage before you head up to the Lower Blue.

As always, feel free to contact me with any related questions or concerns.


Best,
Kara

__________________
Kara Lamb
Public Information
Eastern Colorado Office
Bureau of Reclamation
klamb is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-02-2010   #2
Kayak/SUP Instructor
 
Theophilus's Avatar
 
The High Ground, Colorado
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 1,328
Thanks Kara.

How about one "bump" to 4K and blow those strainers outta there? We won't tell.
__________________
"Let us cross the river to the other side and rest beneath the shade of the trees." ~ Last words of Thomas Jonathan ''Stonewall' Jackson
Theophilus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2010   #3
 
kclowe's Avatar
 
Aurora, Colorado
Paddling Since: 2000
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 453
Amen! That would be fantastic!
Thanks for the info Kara. Always apreciated!
kclowe is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-03-2010   #4
 
Loveland, Colorado
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 510
Just sent this out:
All,
As run off continues to come down from the high country, we continue to bypass the inflow through Green Mountain Dam to the Lower Blue River.



At noon today, we increased our releases from Green Mountain to the Lower Blue by 200 cfs, putting the river at 800 cfs.



Friday morning at 6 a.m. we will increase the releases again by 200 cfs, putting the Lower Blue at 1000 cfs.



Saturday morning, we will increase another 200 cfs around 6:00 a.m and Saturday afternoon we will increase one last time by 200 cfs, resulting in a 1400 cfs flow in the Lower Blue by Saturday evening. We anticipate the flows will stay in place up to five days before we begin to scale back down.



These releases are part of the Coordinated Reservoirs Operations program that we, and other reservoir operators, voluntarily participate in during run-off seasons when we have surplus inflow. The surplus inflows are bypassed downstream to the Colorado River, for benefit of the four endangered fish under the Upper Colorado River Endangered Species Recovery Program. The Recovery Program will issue a news release tomorrow further detailing our releases and those of other reservoir operators in the Upper Colorado River Basin.



As always, please let me know if you have any additional questions.



Best,
Kara
__________________
Kara Lamb
Public Information
Eastern Colorado Office
Bureau of Reclamation
klamb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2010   #5
 
LynneA's Avatar
 
Denver, Colorado
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 18
THANK YOU KARA! The worst strainers have been washed out of the way. The bad one below the gorge is now hung up on the second weir, but not blocking the entire river as before. The new trees upstream are mostly parallel to the river and easily avoided.
LynneA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2010   #6
 
LynneA's Avatar
 
Denver, Colorado
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 18
Kara,

Is there something the Bureau could do about those two hazardous man-made weirs on this run? The weirs have the hydraulics of extremely dangerous low head dams. Perhaps a safety chute at each one?
LynneA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2010   #7
 
Loveland, Colorado
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 510
Lynne,
Unfortunately, no. We have to release water for authorized purposes. E-mail me offline and I can better explain.

Best,
Kara
__________________
Kara Lamb
Public Information
Eastern Colorado Office
Bureau of Reclamation
klamb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2010   #8
V for Victory
 
9300ft, Colorado
Paddling Since: 2005
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 329
Send a message via AIM to SummitAP
Quote:
Originally Posted by LynneA View Post
Kara,

Is there something the Bureau could do about those two hazardous man-made weirs on this run? The weirs have the hydraulics of extremely dangerous low head dams. Perhaps a safety chute at each one?
You mean the ones after the canyon rapid?

Those aren't always sticky. Removing/altering them would mean contacting the US Army Corps of Engineers.
__________________
Redshifted
SummitAP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2010   #9
 
summit, Colorado
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 250
Hey Kara -
Thanks for the updates - I just noticed that the Lower Blue has bumped up to over 2000 today. Any idea how high it's going to go, and for how long? FYI to all you rafters out there - I think this might be too high to fit an oarframe under the pipe and bridge out in the ranch section. Ran it at 1800 last year and barely squeezed under.
basinrafter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2010   #10
 
Loveland, Colorado
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 510
Hi,
I just posted another note--started a new thread. Forgot to look for this one.

We are at 2100 cfs. now.

Might go up more. I'll do my best to keep you posted!

--Kara
__________________
Kara Lamb
Public Information
Eastern Colorado Office
Bureau of Reclamation
klamb is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Topic Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Green Mountain/Lower Blue klamb Whitewater Kayaking 3 09-01-2009 06:20 PM
Green Mountain/Lower Blue klamb Whitewater Kayaking 3 05-27-2009 09:59 AM
Green Mountain and Lower Blue klamb Whitewater Kayaking 23 09-19-2008 10:41 AM
Green Mountain/Lower Blue klamb Whitewater Kayaking 0 09-22-2006 06:07 PM
Green Mountain/Lower Blue klamb Whitewater Kayaking 2 08-20-2006 07:56 PM

» Classified Ads
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:30 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.