Fryingpan-Arkansas Project update: 247 cfs in the Fryingpan River below Ruedi Reservoir


From email from Reclamation (Kara Lamb):

A couple things to update you on today [ed. October 12].

First, releases from Ruedi Dam for the Recovery Program on the Colorado River end this Saturday, October 15. As a result, we will be scaling back releases from Ruedi to the Fryingpan over the next few days. Today, around noon, we will cut releases back by 50 cfs. We are currently releasing about 297 cfs. This will put the Fryingpan below the dam closer to 247 cfs.

Second, if you missed our public open house last night in El Jebel, [here are] copies of our display boards. We are currently collecting public comment on the draft Environmental Assessment for the water user’s contribution of 10825 acre-feet of water to the Upper Colorado River Endangered Fish Recovery Program. One of the overall impacts of these contracts and agreements will be a slight reduction in the amount of water released from Ruedi Reservoir for endangered fish every year. If you would like to submit a written comment, please do so by mailing or e-mailing it to the attention of Lucy Maldonado at:

Bureau of Reclamation
11056 W. County Road 18E
Loveland, Colorado 80537


More Fryingpan-Arkansas Project coverage here.

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