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Old 05-05-2016   #1
 
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Alfalfa and pintos (2016 Dolores flows)

bummer, was hoping for the best this year, but hey next may is just around the corner!

May 1st CBRFC Inflow Forecast drops 15 KAF more, any Managed Release (Spill) is extremely unlikely. Unfortunately even with some snow in the mountains last weekend, the precipitation was less than normal for April and the May 1st forecast dropped an additional 15,000 acre feet. The way that works through the 2016 McPhee operations, we will not fill McPhee and there will be no spill. The runoff just didn�t show up as expected in April and McPhee remains 80,000 AF from full or down about 19 feet. We expect runoff to increase rapidly, but so will irrigation. The forecast reflects changed conditions relative to what it looked like a month ago based on precipitation and initial runoff inflows. It would take an extreme wet event, a 10% probability based on the last 30 years of record, like last May to fill McPhee & spill at this point. We will continue to monitor, but will expect the next potential boating release to be in May 2017.

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ok spelling waaayyy off. ALFALFA -
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Please highlight all the spelling errors so we can dissect and disseminate. I did not find many.
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My bad, found a missing comma.

Just having fun. We should not trash on efforts by gov agencies to be transparent and get info out.
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Damn, I was planning my whole vacation around being in sw co for late May. Better be some good beans!
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Old 05-06-2016   #6
 
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Did they spill water last year? I know they got a lot of rain in May of 15, but I don't remember there being a release.... must need a massive snow year to have excess water beyond irrigation demands. Sad.
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Please highlight all the spelling errors so we can dissect and disseminate. I did not find many.
Haha yeah I missed spell checking the subject line.
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I thought this was gonna be a thread about Leftover Salmon

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Fixed the spelling in the title and made it a little more clear what the thread's about.

Bummer. I was hoping to get down there too this year...
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Looks like the snowpack in SW Colorado is running a little below average. Lately "average" snowpack seems to happen far less than 50% of the time. It also seems that the snowpack needs to be at least average to have any hope of even a weekend of releases.

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