From email from Reclamation (Sterling Rech):
The inflow to Green Mountain Reservoir remains elevated, Dillon Reservoir’s release rate is being increased, and rain continues to be in the forecast. In order to slow the rate at which the reservoir is filling, the Green Mountain Reservoir release will be increased by 300 cfs today. This release rate increase will be accomplished in two steps of approximately 150 cfs each. Because the powerplant is currently running at maximum capacity, these release rate increases will be accomplished by raising the spillway gates. With the current release rate being approximately 2,500 cfs, these release rate increases will result in a flow rate of approximately 2,800 cfs at the Blue River gage below the dam by this afternoon.
Green Mountain Reservoir
Wednesday, July 6, 2011, 1300 hours – Increase the reservoir release from 2,500 cfs to 2,650 cfs (accomplished by raising all three spillway gates).
Wednesday, July 6, 2011, 1500 hours – Increase the reservoir release from 2,650 cfs to 2,800 cfs (accomplished by raising all three spillway gates).
Maintain the 2,800 cfs reservoir release until further notice.
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