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: www.usbr.gov/gp/ecao/ruediweatherstation.html

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 www.usbr.gov/gp/ecao/ruedi.html.

To access the daily data from the Ruedi Weather Station, please visit www.usbr.gov/gp/ecao/ruediweatherstation.html.

More Fryingpan-Arkansas coverage here.

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