Denver Water is diverting through the Roberts Tunnel


From the Summit County Citizens Voice (Bob Berwyn):

Currently, the reservoir is only about four feet below capacity. Last summer the reservoir filled July 27, one of the latest dates on record, as Denver Water made way for abundant runoff required by drawing the water level way down in spring and early summer…

Read more about Dillon Reservoir fill and spill operations in this Summit Voice story

Denver Water is releasing about 53 cubic feet per second to the Lower Blue, just a shade more than the required mininum flows of 50 cfs set to protect the fishery. More than three times that amount of water is going through the Roberts Tunnel to the Front Range. Tunnel diversions have been averaging about 150 to 225 cfs in recent weeks, according to Bob Steger, manager of raw water supplies for Denver Water.

More Blue River watershed coverage here.

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