Colorado-Big Thompson Project update: 3,300 cfs in the Blue River below Green Mountain Reservoir

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From email from Reclamation (Kara Lamb):

Currently, we are releasing about 3300 cfs from the dam to the Lower Blue. The reservoir is about half an inch from completely full.

From email from Reclamation (Kara Lamb):

Just a quick note to say that both Horsetooth and Carter Lake reservoirs are pretty darn full…this is the highest the water elevation has been at Horsetooth since 2004. Currently, it’s at a water level elevation of 5421–and still rising!

From email from Reclamation (Kara Lamb):

As you’ve probably noticed, releases from Olympus Dam to the Big Thompson Canyon have not changed much over the last week. We wound up dropping just less than 100 cfs since my last note.. We are currently releasing about 730 cfs. The forecasted rain storms in the mountains could bring some changes. If we see a rain run-off inflow peak into Lake Estes that is substantial, we could increase releases from Olympus Dam. However, right now we are planning to keep the 730 cfs release in place.

More Colorado-Big Thompson Project coverage here.

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