Originally Posted by RDNEK
Earl - all the "warm" water getting released has melted all the ice from Twin Lakes down.
Get out out and on it folks as when we get to April and May we will be lucky to see half of what is in the ditch right now.
That and a good streak of really nice weather in Late Feb and early March. I don't remember significant flows coming through town (Salida) until just within the last week or ten days, and the ice cleared from the hecla/seidell's section before that.
What makes you think the flows will decrease by half over the next six weeks? The weather is only getting warmer (for the most part) and the days longer from here on out. Snowpack is hanging in there (admittedly a long way to go), especially upstream in Lake County. ARK Basin appears to be at 107% of average, for whatever that's worth.
I'm hearing reports of a full (or better) allotment of water for the RICD flows. Even to the point where the Chaffee BOCC is inquiring to special interest groups like FibARK and others as to when they might want to see the flows implemented.
I don't understand the doomsday prognostications of low flows in April/May, what am I missing?