Lower Blue, Green Mountain
I've been receiving questions about the release from Green Mountain Dam to the Lower Blue. Most folks are wondering when it will change and what the resulting flow will be.
Unfortunately, I do not have an answer to that question right now. I know typically this time of year, we start to see calls for water out of Green Mountain and our releases begin to go up. With the Colorado River still running a little higher than is typical for September, we don't have any of those types of changes, right now. We are still releasing about 400 cfs.
Meanwhile, the reservoir is at an elevation of 7946 feet above sea level. That's only four feet below full.
Please let me know if you have any related questions.
Eastern Colorado Office
Bureau of Reclamation