Green Mountain Reservoir operations update: 1,500 cfs in the Blue River below the dam

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From email from Reclamation (Kara Lamb):

After a brief maintenance stint on one of the hydro-electric generating units at Green Mountain Power Plant, releases from the dam to the Lower Blue River are back on the rise.

Starting this morning at 11 a.m. (June 22), we increased releases from 750 cfs to 900. Later this evening around 8 p.m., we will increase again to about 1100 cfs.

Shortly after midnight tonight, we will bump up to 1300 cfs. And tomorrow morning (June 23) around 5 a.m., we will increase one more time to 1500 cfs.

The 1500 cfs release rate will stay in place until further notice.

Meanwhile, the reservoir is filling pretty steadily at about a foot a day. We’ve got a lot of melting snow pack to still pass on downstream, but are storing what we can, balancing inflows, outflows, and the various demands served by the reservoir.

More Colorado-Big Thompson Project coverage here.

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