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Old 06-21-2012   #1
 
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Green Mountain/lower blue update

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Green Mountain Reservoir releases to the lower Blue River are going up today.

Changes will step up in two increments of 70 cfs each. The first change began right after lunch. That brought the release up from about 250 cfs to 320 cfs. The second change will be around 6 p.m. this evening, June 21, and will bring the release up from 320 to 390 cfs. It will stay around 390 cfs until further notice.

The reason for the increase is that the Cameo water right call has been placed on the Colorado River. As a result, Green Mountain Reservoir is no longer in priority and is no longer storing water behind the dam.

Water levels at Green Mountain have been around 7928 feet for the past week, which is about 72% full. This is likely the highest the reservoir water elevation will get this year.

Additional information is available on our ECAO website (Reclamation: GP Area Offices) and on the Green Mountain Reservoir page (Current Data for Green Mountain Reservoir, CO). As always, please let me know if you have any related questions.

Best,
Kara

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Old 06-21-2012   #2
 
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I would love to run this section this Saturday but would like to have another boat for safety. I have only run this section twie in a shredder before I knew much about rivers. Anyone want to go, lets set something up.
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What is this run like at 390? I only ran it a couple of years ago as a beginner and if I remember correctly it was flowing at 780ish. Is 390 still medium?
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Old 06-22-2012   #4
 
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All,
A re-measurement of Colorado River flows has resulted in an increase of releases from Green Mountain Reservoir to the Lower Blue River.

Today at noon and again around 6 p.m., Reclamation will bump up releases from Green Mountain Dam to the Lower Blue by roughly 50 cfs.

The increase at noon will bring the Lower Blue to about 450 cfs.

The increase this evening will bring the Lower Blue to about 500 cfs.

I'm on cell phone for the rest of the afternoon if you have related questions (970) 215-9545.

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Will that bump up Gore?
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Will that bump up Gore?
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