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Just wanted to give everyone a heads up that they're bumping up flows on the Lower Blue to 1450 cfs for roughly the next five days, then they'll be dropping them back down to 850.
 

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You sure it's the Lower Blue? The Upper Blue (coming out of Dillon Res) seems to be on the rise for the last hour or two, but the Lower Blue (coming out of Green Mtn Res) is holding steady.
 

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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.
 

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Cool - sometimes people call the part coming out of Dillon the lower, and the part coming from breck INTO Dillon the upper, so just wanted to clarify. Thanks for the heads up!


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And the lower blue is on the way up now. Yes, thank you soggy for keeping us in the loop!


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No worries! I missed Kara's updates too, so I called around until I found someone willing to put me on the mailing list for the water orders.

Hope everyone's enjoying the high flows around the state!
 

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Email yesterday:

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.
 

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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.
 

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Anyone have any updates on the lower blue this weekend? Looks like flows out of Dillon have decreased. Any chance they might drop them back down towards 800?
 

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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...
 

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Wish I could. Was hoping to get out and do it Saturday. Have you ran it at these flows before? I've only done it in the 800-850 range. How is the float at 1000 plus?


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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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Looks like it's dropping fast this week. We were hoping to hit it up next week. Any chance thst flows might increase?
Thanks!
 
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