Aspinall Unit update: 500 cfs in the Black Canyon and Gunnison Gorge


From email from Reclamation (Dan Crabtree):

Flows at the Whitewater Gage on the Gunnison River near Grand Junction have declined to a point where additional releases from the Aspinall Unit are necessary to maintain environmental commitments. Tomorrow morning (Thursday the 20th) releases from Crystal Dam will increase by 200 cfs bringing flows to 500 cfs in the Black Canyon and Gunnison Gorge. An additional increase will likely take place next Wednesday the 26th, but we’ll send out a notice prior to that time with more details.

More Aspinall Unit coverage here and here.

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