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Parkdale was like 480 the other day. There have been warm days, is it melt or are they moving water? What do the #s look like?
 

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Moving water. Has been this way for a while. Thought SDS had something to do with it and these would be new normal winter levels, but aura said different at planning meeting in canon. Get on if ya can, supposed to be a warm week.
 

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I'm starting to have a little concern over how much water is getting moved....which isn't unusual for this time of year, but according to AHRA:

Winter Flows
February, 12 2016 Winter Flows are remaining consistent throughout the winter months.

but the long term forecasts I'm seeing don't look promising:

"Right now, I’m confident we’ll see another 3-4 day period of warming temperatures and brilliant sunshine next week, taking us into the beginning of next weekend. Though, mid-range models do agree on another similar system impacting Colorado by roughly Saturday. All indications show this storm feature modified/weakened once again, and perhaps another glancing-blow for the northern zones. There is still quite a bit of time for this scenario to evolve, and it’s not appropriate to go any further into details. So, cross your fingers. Hope for the best. We’ll revisit this next week.

From there, it doesn’t look good folks… But keep in mind, we’re talking about days 10+ in the forecast period. So no matter how bad it looks, any reaction at this point tonight should be curbed (at least a little bit). To summarize, I’m seeing a re-establishment of The Ridge, lack of progression across the northern hemisphere, and cold air confined to the polar regions."

Central & Southern Rockies Ridge Forecast – 02/12/16 | The Barlometer

and the reservoir level at Twin Lakes is now below 110,000 acre feet.... Hopefully it's not drawn down too much before spring weather verifies...

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Seems I've been told so many times the entities moving water have nothing to do with rec purposes, fishing or boating. Too bad some want to gamble on March and April snowpack in Jan and Feb.
 

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Yeah, it has to do with water storage. Essentially, Pueblo Water, Aurora, Colorado Springs and Twin Lakes Canal Company have to evacuate sufficient space in Twin Lakes reservoir for both runoff and expected west slope imports from the Twin Lakes tunnel as well as the Homestake tunnel. Generally they need to have this water moved prior to May 1 and CPW biologist Greg Polisky has recommended they move the water prior to the Brown Trout fry emergence beginning in April. Leaving the winter months as the ideal time to move the water. I would personally like to see them move more water in March and less in January, but if they wait too late there is always the possibility of heavy spring moisture forcing them to move more water later in the spring than the fishing industry would like.
 

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Anyone want to float/fish the Ark on Saturday? I have never run the Ark on a private trip and would rather do it the first time with someone that has. This is my second season rowing, but I am comfortable on class III stuff. Let me know! I have a 10.5' RMR rigged to fish, or I would be happy to row someone elses.
 

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Hey Logan, could you post the link for that chart. I've lost it and haven't figured out the site since.
Thanks,
Ken

Ouch... hopefully the pattern changes soon, snowpack is starting to drop quick...

 

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