Green Mountain Reservoir Operations update: 800cfs in the Blue River by Sunday night

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From email from Reclamation (Kara Lamb):

The DOW will conclude their fish-shocking work in Gore Canyon tomorrow, April 29. As a result, we will start ramping Green Mountain releases back up tomorrow morning at 8 a.m. Increases will be made in 50 cfs increments, twice a day, through the weekend.

The schedule will be the same as before. Changes will be made at 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Currently, releases from the dam are about 500 cfs.They will go to 600 cfs Friday, 700 cfs Saturday, and level out around 800 cfs by Sunday evening.

We will be in Frisco presenting run-off information on Tuesday, May 3. We are participating in the River District’s annual State of the River meeting for the Blue River. Learn more about this meeting at http://www.crwcd.org/page_115.

Learn more about our operations at http://www.usbr.gov/gp/ecao/, http://www.usbr.gov/gp/lakes_reservoirs/colorado_lakes.htm; and for snow pack and reservoir levels: http://www.usbr.gov/gp/hydromet/curres_google.htm?lat=39.0959&lng=-105.5313&zoom=7.

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