From email from Reclamation (Dan Crabtree):
As of midnight December 26th, Blue Mesa Reservoir reached the icing target elevation of 7490.0 feet. Due to the dry conditions over the last month and early arrival at the icing target, it is appropriate to begin conserving reservoir storage in case the drying trend continues. As a result, releases from the Crystal Dam will be gradually reduced from 1500 cfs to 1100 cfs over the course of the day (December 28th).
Also, please mark your calendars for the next Aspinall Operations Meeting which will be held on January 19th at the Holiday Inn Express in Montrose, Colorado beginning at 1:00 p.m. We have tentatively scheduled a presentation by Vern Jetley, a retired Reclamation photographer who will be talking about the Blue Mesa area prior to construction of the project. Should be interesting.
More Aspinall Unit coverage here.