Aspinall Unit operations update June 30, 2023 #GunnisonRiver #ColoradoRiver #COriver

From email from Reclamation (Erik Knight):

The June 15th forecast for the April – July unregulated inflow volume to Blue Mesa Reservoir is 845,000 acre-feet. This is 133% of the 30 year average.  Blue Mesa Reservoir current content is 760,000 acre-feet which is 92% of full. Current elevation is 7512 ft. Maximum content at Blue Mesa Reservoir is 828,00 acre-feet at an elevation of 7519.4 ft.

The ramp down from the peak release this week has begun. Releases from the Aspinall Unit will be decreasing over the weekend and next week until returning to full powerplant capacity at Crystal Dam. The full schedule of releases from Crystal Dam with estimated Gunnison River flows is shown in the table below, with the gray areas already complete and the yellow areas future projections. River flow projections are estimated daily averages and actual flows during the day may be slightly different on either side of these projections.

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