Credit: Kara Lamb
Public Information Officer
Bureau of Reclamation
Eastern Colorado Area Office
Drought demands are continuing. This week we saw demands come up along the Big Thompson River.
To help meet those demands, we dropped Pinewood and Flatiron reservoirs. We did this in order to postpone turning off the pump to Carter Lake as long as we could. We have reached that point. Today at 3 p.m., we turned the pump to Carter off. C-BT water coming over from Granby and the West Slope is being delivered to project demands served off the Big T River below the mouth of the canyon. Without the pump to help slow the draw on Carter from the south, the water elevation will begin to drop more sharply than it has so far--most likely between a foot and a foot and a half a day.
The good news is: boat ramps remain in the water and will be functional for Labor Day weekend.
Please let me know if you have any related questions.
Kara Lamb Public Information Officer Bureau of Reclamation Eastern Colorado Area Office (970) 962-4326