From email from Reclamation (Dan Crabtree):
In response to the beginning of the spring runoff season, Reclamation will be increasing releases from the Aspinall Unit by 300 cfs on Friday April 17. After the change, the total release from Crystal Reservoir will be 1,500 cfs and flow in the Black Canyon and Gunnison Gorge will be about 1,000 cfs.
Please note the Aspinall Operations meeting will held on Thursday April 23rd in Reclamation’s Grand Junction Office beginning at 9:30 a.m. In conjunction with the meeting, the National Weather Service will be holding a Water Supply Meeting beginning at 1:00 p.m. at the same location. Please RSVP Bryon Lawrence at with which meeting you plan to attend to ensure sufficient seating.
Note to Fishermen: Sorry the East Portal Road is not yet open to the public. Still waiting for the basketball-sized rocks to slow their assault on the road.