Fryingpan-Arkansas Project update

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Update: From email from Reclamation (Kara Lamb):

We are still anticipating high inflows to Ruedi Reservoir over the next few nights due to melting snow. As a result, we will increase releases from the dam to the Fryingpan River twice tomorrow. Both increases will be in 50 cfs increments. The first increase will be at 6 a.m. tomorrow morning. That will put the river at 292 cfs. The second release increase will be tomorrow afternoon around 5 p.m. It will put the ‘Pan at 342 cfs (assuming the Rocky Fork continues in the upper-40 cfs range).

The Ruedi Weather Station Website is also tracking reservoir elevations:

From email from Reclamation (Kara Lamb):

This morning, we will begin increasing our releases from Ruedi to balance the snowmelt run-off coming into Ruedi Reservoir. It is possible we will increase releases again over the next few days. At 9:00 a.m., we will bump releases from the dam to the Fryingpan River up by 50 cfs. We will increase another 50 cfs. at 10:00 a.m. Rocky Fork Creek is currently running at about 54 cfs. This together with our two release increases will put a total of 248 cfs down the Fryingpan River, as measured by the gage below Ruedi Dam. Ruedi Reservoir is currently at a water elevation of 7760–about six vertical feet down from full.

For direct links to additional Ruedi information, please visit our Ruedi Website at

To access the daily data from the Ruedi Weather Station, please visit

More Fryingpan-Arkansas coverage here.

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