Credit: Kara Lamb
Public Information Officer
Bureau of Reclamation
Record breaking heat continues to drive some water demands on the Colorado-Big Thompson Project. Water is moving from Pinewood Reservoir to points downstream: primarily water deliveries, hydro-power generation at Flatiron Powerplant, and pumping up to Carter Lake.
Residents around and visitors to Pinewood have likely noticed a steady draw down over the last few days, including today and continuing through Friday. By Friday, June 29, we anticipate Pinewood will reach a water level elevation of about 6560 feet above sea level. That is about 54% full. It is anticipated that by Friday evening, or early Saturday morning, water levels at Pinewood will start to rise again.
Pinewood has been basically full for most of the month of June.
We are continuing to pump water up to Carter Lake reservoir.
Please let me know if you have any related questions.
Kara Lamb Public Information Officer Bureau of Reclamation (970) 215-9545