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Flows increasing in Frying Pan River

Kara Lamb Public Information Bureau of Reclamation Eastern Colorado Area Office (970) 962-4326 with edits by David Coulson Colorado State Editor
Run-off into Ruedi Reservoir has really started to come up the last few days. As a result, the Bureau of Reclamation is increasing the release from the dam by 100 cfs. It will be done in two 50 cfs increments.

The first change was earlier today, June 13, raising the release from Ruedi to the lower Fryingpan from around 375 to 425. With the Rocky Fork's current contribution of around 75 cfs, there is about 500 now flowing down the 'Pan past the Ruedi gage.

The second change will be around 6 p.m. June 13. That will bump the release from the dam from 425 to 475 cfs. With the Rocky Fork continuing to run at this current level, the Ruedi gage below the dam should wind up reading close to 550 cfs by this evening.

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