Releases from the Dam to the Lower Blue River are bumping up today from 155 cfs to 195 cfs. We owe the river,… fb.me/wyipeLmV
— karalamb (@klamb) March 14, 2013
From email from Reclamation (Kara Lamb):
Today, March 14, we are upping the releases from Green Mountain Dam to the Lower Blue River. We’ve got to keep downstream water rights whole, what we call “owing the river,” so we’re cranking releases up by about 40 cfs.
The first change was at 10 a.m., pushing releases from 155 cfs to 175 cfs.
The second change will be at 3 p.m. today, pushing up from 175 to 195 cfs. We’ll hold at 195 cfs until further notice.
Meanwhile, current inflow to the reservoir is around 130 cfs. Releases from the dam continue to slowly drop the water level of Green Mountain. There is a good chance the slow decline will continue until June, when snow melt run-off typically begins. Of course, much remains to be seen with the weather this spring and the condition of snow pack in the Blue River Basin.