Fryingpan-Arkansas Project update: Reclamation is turning up releases from Ruedi Reservoir

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From email from Reclamation (Kara Lamb):

Similar to last year, we have begun to see a slight increase to Ruedi Reservoir inflow in early April, rather than mid-to-late April as in other years. As a result, this evening (April 8th) we will increase our release from Ruedi Dam to the lower Fryingpan River. In a couple of hours, we will raise the release from Ruedi by about 40 cfs.

The result will be about 220 cfs by the gage below Ruedi Dam. The current reservoir elevation is around 7721 feet and still creeping down. Our increased release will keep the reservoir dropping, slightly, making room for the snow pack run-off we are anticipating late next month.

I’ve updated the Ruedi webpage to reflect these changes. Please give it a look and let me [Kara] know what you think:

We also have an additional snow pack and water level page now available at Please give that a look as well.

More Fryingpan-Arkansas Project coverage here.

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