Update Twin Lakes Water Releases - Flows to Lake Creek to Increase
Credit: Reclamation News Releases
“This water release is a standard native flow release that we make every year and is just happening to coincide with increased rain and snow melt in the area,” said Eastern Colorado Area Manager, Jaci Gould.
All native inflows into Twin Lakes, or snow melt runoff and rain, are passed down to Lake Creek and released as they come in. Twin Lakes Canal Company however has been storing native inflows to Twin Lakes over the past three weeks under their water right. As they approach their storage limit, the Bureau of Reclamation has been increasing native flows down Lake Creek to match the native inflows.
“Twin Lakes Canal Company shut off their transmountain diversion at Twin Lakes Tunnel because their facility is near full,” said Gould. “They turned the tunnel on for a short time late this week to help alleviate minor flooding on the west slope. They stored that water temporarily and the tunnel has now been shut off again.
Reclamation, along with the Twin Lakes Canal Company, continues to monitor inflows and water being released downstream in concurrence with Reclamation’s Safety of Dams protocol and procedures.
All facilities are safe and performing efficiently.
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