Credit: Kara Lamb
Bureau of Reclamation
Eastern Colorado Area Office
It's been an interesting week with the snow melt and then the rain.
Releases out of Ruedi Dam have been around 850 cfs for the past week. However, rain the last few days has been significant-- Ruedi received about a half an inch in precipitation just today. With inflows peaking last night around 1272 cfs, we're anticipating that not only will Ruedi reach its full capacity late this evening, but it will start to push a little over the spillway. This will probably happen after midnight, maybe around 1 or 2 in the morning.
Later Sunday morning around 6 a.m., we will increase releases from the dam another 50 cfs. This, with the contributions of the Rocky Fork still running around 46 cfs, will put flows in the Fryingpan around 950 cfs.
We're still planning on being at the Basalt Town Hall this Wednesday night, July 13, for our annual Ruedi operations meeting at 7 p.m. I'll have more details about that on Monday when I am back in the office.
If there are other changes, I will e-mail additional information this weekend.
Kara Lamb Public Information Bureau of Reclamation Eastern Colorado Area Office (970) 962-4326