Colorado-Big Thompson Project update: 945 cfs in the Big Thompson below the Olympus dam

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From email from Reclamation (Kara Lamb):

As the warm weather continues, we went ahead and increased releases again from Olympus Dam on Lake Estes to the lower Big Thompson River. At 2 p.m. today, we added another 145 cfs to the release for a total flow at the top of the canyon of around 945 cfs.

If you are interested in tracking stream flow around the region and the state, I’ve posted some of those links at the bottom of our main webpage.

More coverage from the Loveland Reporter-Herald. From the article:

Monday afternoon, the amount of water released from two gates along Lake Estes’ Olympus Dam was increased to give those watching flow more “operational flexibility” as water levels rise, said Kara Lamb, spokeswoman for the Eastern Colorado Bureau of Reclamation office…

Last year, the rate climbed as high as 1,100 cfs, a rate Lamb thinks the dam will hit, if not exceed, this year. At that point, all five dam gates would open.

More Colorado-Big Thompson coverage here.

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