Aspinall Unit update: Annual operations handouts and presentations available online

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From email from Reclamation (Dan Crabtree):

The meeting was held at Reclamation’s Grand Junction office. Highlights of the operation meeting include:

Blue Mesa April through July inflow is projected at 800,000 af, representing an average wet year and approximately 111 percent of average. Based on this inflow, the Black Canyon reserved water right 1-day peak target is 6,370 cfs. This will be revisited when the May 1 forecast is received.

Blue Mesa Reservoir is expected to fill; following ramping down from peak flows, flows in the Gunnison Gorge should be in the 1,000-1,200 cfs range for the summer.

If you have any suggestions on improving the operation meetings or summaries, please let us know. The next operation meeting will be on Thursday, August 18th at the Elk Creek Visitors Center at Blue Mesa Reservoir…

Handouts and presentations are available for review at: http://www.usbr.gov/uc/wcao/water/rsvrs/mtgs/amcurrnt.html

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