Green Mountain Reservoir update: 1200 cfs in the Blue River below the dam

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From email from Reclamation (Kara Lamb):

This morning, May 24, at 8 a.m., we began increasing releases from Green Mountain Reservoir to the Lower Blue. We increased by 100 cfs making the Lower Blue flow around 1100 cfs. This afternoon, we will bump up another 100 cfs putting 1200 cfs in the river.

The reason for the change is the continuing snow accumulation in the high country upstream of the reservoir. We are near record levels for snowpack and the run-off forecast from the Colorado River Basin center continues to go up. We are doing our best to balance inflows, storage and releases with the competing demands served by the reservoir.

Even with this change in releases, the reservoir storage is still increasing. Currently, it is rising at just about a foot a day.

More Colorado-Big Thompson Project coverage here.

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