Credit: Public Information Officer
Bureau of Reclamation
Eastern Colorado Area Office
Starting this morning, you will likely notice the water elevation at Pinewood Reservoir (http://www.usbr.gov/gp-bin/arcweb_pinresco.pl) dropping. We have started to use water stored in Pinewood to meet Colorado-Big Thompson Project demands off the Big Thompson River.
The draw on Pinewood will be steady for several days, at times maybe dropping at the rate of a foot a day. We will likely see Pinewood get close to an elevation of about 6557--about 9 feet down from where it is now--within the next several days.
Some of the demands we are responding to include Boyd Lake and Lake Loveland. Both those bodies of water use C-BT water as a supplemental supply.
I'm out in the field today, but can be reached via cell phone if you have additional questions at (970) 215-9545.
Public Information Officer Bureau of Reclamation Eastern Colorado Area Office (970) 962-4326