Yeah, I mean, I'm pretty sure the Lower Blue comes out of Green Mountain Res.....
Green Mountain Reservoir will increase releases to the Blue River. Green Mountain Reservoir is increasing releases to augment peak flows within the Colorado River as part of the Colorado River Endangered Fish Recovery Program, Coordinated Reservoir Operations (CROS). Green Mountain Reservoir will increase flows to power plant capacity of approximately 1450 cfs in approximately 100 cfs steps. Green Mountain releases are expected to maintain capacity releases for approximately 5 days before returning to approximately 850 cfs. All releases will be through the power plant. Please see attached water order for additional details.
Green Mountain Reservoir is increasing releases to the Blue River. Dillon Reservoir has increased releases and is anticipated to reach the spillway on Thursday or Friday. Green Mountain Reservoir is increasing releases to slow the fill rate and follow the fill plan. Green Mountain Reservoir will increase flows to approximately 1050 cfs in approximately 100 cfs steps. All releases will be through the power plant.
See attached water order for additional details.
Water order just says continue 1050 cfs until further notice.
We floated last Saturday at ~850cfs in a 13' raft with captain's chair and lean bars. Sitting in the captain's chair I didn't have to duck under any bridges, but the standing fishermen did. I think you will probably be fine, but can't say for sure.
troutbum001, we're looking at doing it Monday if you can push to that day. I have it off and my buddy works in k-12 so he's off until the start of August. We could shuttle. Message me if you can make it work...
I would think you can. But to be certain, you could take your front lean bar off, and your rowers seat, too. Pull over beforehand and do it. Or deflate the tubes considerably, then quickly pump them back up after the bridges.
I've done it in a buddy's boat at 1500 and we squeaked under but he doesn't have an elevated DRE style frame. We have an elevated DRE fishing frame on our boat, and I think we ought to be okay at 1050.
Report back after Saturday and let me know how it goes!
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