Colorado-Big Thompson Project update: 800 cfs in the Big Thompson below Olympus dam

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From email from Reclamation (Kara Lamb):

The warm (hot!) weather today [June 5] has melted some of that higher elevation snow. As a result, we are anticipating that inflows down the Big Thompson River into Lake Estes will bump up tonight, possibly higher than last night. We are adjusting the gates at Olympus Dam accordingly. Late tonight/early tomorrow morning (around 2 a.m.) we will bump releases from the dam to the river by about 150 cfs. The resulting flow from the dam will be about 800 cfs. On Friday, we cracked open two additional gates at Olympus, giving us a little more operational flexibility. The 800 cfs will be released through three of the five gates.

More Colorado-Big Thompson Project coverage here.

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