Fryingpan-Arkansas Project update: 950 cfs in the Fryingpan River below Ruedi Dam

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From email from Reclamation (Kara Lamb):

It’s been an interesting week with the snow melt and then the rain. Releases out of Ruedi Dam have been around 850 cfs for the past week. However, rain the last few days has been significant– Ruedi received about a half an inch in precipitation just today. With inflows peaking last night around 1272 cfs, we’re anticipating that not only will Ruedi reach its full capacity late this evening, but it will start to push a little over the spillway. This will probably happen after midnight, maybe around 1 or 2 in the morning. Later Sunday morning around 6 a.m., we will increase releases from the dam another 50 cfs. This, with the contributions of the Rocky Fork still running around 46 cfs, will put flows in the Fryingpan around 950 cfs. We’re still planning on being at the Basalt Town Hall this Wednesday night, July 13, for our annual Ruedi operations meeting at 7 p.m.

More Fryingpan-Arkansas Project coverage here.

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