Colorado-Big Thompson Project update: 690 cfs in the Big Thompson River below Olympus Dam

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From email from Reclamation (Kara Lamb):

We’re anticipating that we’ll see high inflows again tonight into Lake Estes as the heat continues. Last night, inflows got to about 1200 cfs.

Consequently, we are bumping up releases from Olympus Dam on Lake Estes to the Big Thompson Canyon. We are bumping up in two steps. The first will be tonight/tomorrow morning at midnight. We’ll go up to 600 cfs–an increase of about 100 cfs. An hour later, at 1 a.m., we’ll go up another 90 cfs.

The resulting flow at the top of the canyon will be around 690 cfs.

More Colorado-Big Thompson Project coverage here.

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