Originally Posted by deepsouthpaddler
What cfs is breck using for snowmaking?
good question, got me thinking...
Breck has 526 acres with snowmaking according to website
accodring to wiki, it takes about 200,000 gallons to cover one acre with a foot of snow. surprisingly little is lost by evaporation, apparently only a couple percent (http://www.ose.state.nm.us/PDF/Publi...Report-045.PDF
) , although a total of 10-15 percent will be lost due to sublimation by spring.
this is about 100,000,000 gallons or 300 acre-feet
assuming they do this in 75 days, this is 4 acre-feet per day or 2 cfs
just an estimate and less than I thought it would be, but still a lot considering they are only letting 2cfs bypass
so, not enough for kayaking, but maybe enough to keep the fish alive in a dry year