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Old 07-02-2012   #1
 
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Hi all,
Today, we are seeing releases from Green Mountain Dam to the lower Blue River scale back considerably. We are dropping from 500 to 320 cfs and doing so in three separate intervals of 60 cfs.

The first change was made this morning around 8 a.m. We dropped from 500 to about 440 cfs. The second change occurred about an hour ago, around noon, when we dropped from 440 to 380 cfs. The last change will be around 4 this afternoon when we'll drop from 380 to 320 cfs.

We will hold the 320 cfs until further notice.

The reason for the change is so that some water can be conserved in Green Mountain Reservoir while, at the same time, customer needs for Green Mountain water can be met by releases via substitution from other reservoirs: namely William's Fork and Wolford Mountain.

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

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Kara





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Old 07-02-2012   #2
 
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thank you for the 500. we got on it yesterday caught lots of fish, i dont think i could get a raft down it at 300, we'll see...
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i dont think i could get a raft down it at 300, we'll see...
Doesn't think he'll make it. Gonna try anyway.

Bob, I like the cut of your jib.
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Old 07-03-2012   #4
 
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Lower BLue back up

Sorry for see-sawing on you all, but I think it's going to be that kind of summer. Just sent this out:

All,
The weather continues to remain hot and dry and flow in the Colorado River continues to decline. Additionally, Wolford Mountain Reservoir releases have had to cut back for some maintenance work. With all these factors in mind, it was determined on the weekly conference call this morning (held early because of the holiday tomorrow), that releases from Green Mountain Dam to the Lower Blue should go back up.


As a result, we bumped releases up twice this morning: once around 7 a.m. from 320 to 350 cfs and then again at noon from 350 to 420 cfs.


The 420 cfs release will stay in place at least through Independence Day.


Have a great Fourth of July!
--Kara


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Kara you never have to apologize for giving us more water.
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Wish we had peepepls like you running the ark, thnx Kara!
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Old 07-06-2012   #7
 
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Hi all,
I must confess: we ARE one of the operators on the Ark. But, IMO, that is a much more complicated system of exchanges, substitutions and etc. between many different water operators and water rights holders. I'm still trying to get the hang of it, to be honest. As I learn more, I'll try to post more like I do for the Lower Blue.

Speaking of the Lower Blue, I just sent out the following:
We continue to make adjustments to our releases based on the cooperative efforts of the larger water operators' community on the Upper Colorado River. Currently, we are releasing about 370 cfs from Green Mountain Dam to the Lower Blue River. There could be additional changes over the weekend.

Have a great weekend,
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BOR Ark flow announcements get posted here:
WaterFlow Announcements

The page is getting new posts now. It seems like outside of summer announcements don't get posted. Could you see that they happen year around?
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Cadster,
That's the AHRA page--I'll see what goes into the postings and what the schedule is like. I know they post Reclamation's info for us--which is really nice; we don't post there directly.

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As for the Lower Blue--we bumped releases up another 20 cfs this morning, July 11.

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