Public Information Officer
Bureau of Reclamation
Eastern Colorado Area Office
First, yesterday, April 18, the Bureau of Reclamation closed the road across the dam. They are in the process of replacing the bridge at the top of the dam. It is being brought up to current Department of Transportation codes. This section of the road will be closed through mid-May.
It is important to note that , despite the road closure, local business in Heeney are still open and can be reached by driving around the reservoir the other way (coming from the south). This is also the only way to access the road that drops down alongside Green Mountain Dam for fishing and kayaking access in the lower Blue River.
Second, they scaled releases from the dam to the Lower Blue back by about 15 cfs today. Some demands for water dropped off slightly, resulting in a lower release rate. They are now releasing about 60 cfs from Green Mountain Dam to the Lower Blue.