Fryingpan-Arkansas Project update: 110 cfs in the Fryingpan River below Ruedi Reservoir


From email from Reclamation (Kara Lamb):

As you have likely already heard or noticed, yesterday and today we are increasing releases from Ruedi Dam to the Fryingpan River. Yesterday, releases bumped up from 40 cfs to about 80 cfs. Today, they will bump up another 30 to about 110 cfs.

The change is seasonal. This time every year we adjust outflow from the dam. In a dry year, like this year, the release is typically the lesser of either inflow or 110 cfs. The reason for the seasonal change is so we can promote storage in the reservoir behind the dam as well as maintain flows in the Fryingpan River.

The reservoir is slowly starting to fill. We are hoping to fill it this year, but we have not finalized our May forecast for run-off, yet.

More Fryingpan-Arkansas Project coverage here.

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