Credit: Kara Lamb
Bureau of Reclamation
Eastern Colorado Area Office
This is an update to the fall operations of the Colorado-Big Thompson Project. Tonight, Thursday, October 27, they begin to make some changes around the project for the annual maintenance program.
The pump to Carter Lake has been turned off.
Also tonight, They will begin increasing the releases from Olympus Dam to the Big Thompson Canyon. Changes will be made over a series of intervals beginning at 11 p.m. and ending around 2 a.m. Friday morning. The release below the dam will go from 54 cfs to about 313 cfs. It will stay around 313 cfs through the weekend.
Over the weekend, they will curtail the inflow to Horsetooth Reservoir slightly during some maintenance work. However, inflow to Horsetooth is scheduled to go back up on Monday afternoon, October 31. The reservoir elevation will continue slowly dropping through the weekend and begin rising again on Monday when inflow goes back up.
Water levels at Lake Estes are expected to fluctuate as is normal for this time of year.