Credit: Kara Lamb
Bureau of Reclamation
Eastern Colorado Area Office
We have continued our releases from Ruedi Dam. Since the 9:00 a.m. hour, we have been increasing the release from Ruedi in 50 cfs increments every half an hour.
As of 10:00 a.m. this morning, the gage below the dam was reading 422 cfs.
We will increase by 50 cfs. again at 10:30, 11:00, 11:30 and noon. After the change at noon, we should have around 650 cfs in the Fryingpan River.
Inflows into Ruedi Reservoir remain around 1200 cfs, but they are dropping. It is possible, depending on the heat today, inflow to the reservoir could go up again tonight.
We will reevaluate the inflow-outflow after 12-noon. That will determine our actions for the later afternoon.
Inflows to Ruedi Reservoir during the night peaked near 2000 cfs. This means we are changing our release schedule for the day.
It is possible the Upper Fryingpan run-off has not yet peaked. We will continue to balance inflow with the outflow from the dam. As a result, we are anticipating increasing releases again today. I will keep you all posted.
I am in the office all day today if you have additional questions.
Kara Lamb Public Information Bureau of Reclamation Eastern Colorado Area Office (970) 962-4326