Aspinall Unit update

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From email from Reclamation (Dan Crabtree):

The Uncompahgre Valley Water Users will begin the irrigation season this week by starting diversion of water through the Gunnison Tunnel. Over the next three days, the Water Users will be gradually increasing diversions to 250 cfs. Releases from Crystal Reservoir will likewise increase. Flows in the Black Canyon and Gunnison Gorge will fluctuate slightly during this transition, but will end up near the present flow of about 600 cfs.

Don’t forget to put the Aspinall Operations meeting on your calendar for 1:00 p.m., April 22nd , to be held in Reclamation’s Western Colorado Area Office – Grand Junction, 2764 Compass Drive, Suite 106. We’ll be discussing spring operations and other Gunnison River basin water related activities The public is welcome.

Please contact Dan Crabtree ( with questions or suggested agenda items.

More Aspinall Unit coverage here.

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