Beginning Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 9 a.m. releases from Ruedi Dam into the Fryinpgan River are scheduled to increase from approximately 310 to 355 cubic feet per second (CFS).
This increase is scheduled to be followed with another increase from 355 to 400 CFS on Wednesday, 19 September at 9 a.m.
We expect the releases to remain at 400 CFS until the end of September, but I will update you with the specific date and time of decreases in the scheduled releases from Ruedi as soon as that information is available.
These increases are happening in large part due to the current drought conditions and specifically to:
A) Meet Reclamation's contractual obligations for water delivery to Grand Valley irrigators
B) Provide water to instream recovery efforts for endangered fish in the 15-mile reach as native flows are currently exceptionally low.