Colorado-Big Thompson Project update: Public runoff season meeting April 13

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From email from Reclamation (Kara Lamb):

First, beginning this evening April 6, releases from Granby Dam to the Colorado River will be increased by 60 cfs, raising the flow at the Granby Dam gage from around 20 cfs to about 80 cfs. Northern Water will make a similar increase tomorrow, bringing the flow below the dam to 140 cfs. Another change on Friday, will bring the flow to about 200 cfs. We anticipate the 200 cfs will remain at least through the weekend.

Northern is also making changes at Willow Creek Dam tomorrow and Friday. By the weekend, flows in Willow Creek below the dam could be as high as 350 cfs.

To help keep folks updated on the pending run-off season, Reclamation and Northern Water will host a public runoff season meeting a week from tonight, April 13, in Granby at the Granby Library, starting at 6 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to provide the community information on what to expect from this year’s run-off season including possible changes in flows and operations. A flier announcing the meeting is attached to this e-mail.

Both Reclamation, who owns the C-BT, and Northern Water, who operates the non-power related features of the project, have links to current information on water levels and C-BT ops. For current water levels, visit Reclamation’s pages at http://www.usbr.gov/gp/hydromet/curres_google.htm or http://www.usbr.gov/gp/lakes_reservoirs/colorado_lakes.htm. For Northern Water’s blog on run-off, please visit http://www.ncwcd.blogspot.com/.

More information about Northern Water is available at http://www.northernwater.org/. To learn more about Reclamation, please visit http://www.usbr.gov or for local Reclamation information: http://www.usbr.gov/gp/ecao.

More Colorado-Big Thompson Project coverage here.

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