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BOR Update
May, 17 2017
The inflow into Turquoise Lake is increasing. We're going to release this inflow through Mt. Elbert Conduit and down Lake Creek. At 13:00 hours, 15 May 17, we'll increase the Lake Creek release from Twin Lakes by 75 cfs. At 14:00 hours, 15 May 17, we'll increase the release by 75 cfs. After the gate operations, we'll be releasing 288 cfs. Of this, about 35 cfs is account releases and the rest is native.
BOR Update
May, 17 2017
There will be an increase of 300 total CFS down lake Creek. 100 CFS at 1400, 100cfs @1500 and 100 @ 1600 for total of 575 CFS. The increase is Lake Fork Creek Down Lake Creek.
BOR Update
May, 13 2017
There will be an increase of 75 CFS down lake creek at 11:30 AM for total of 140 CFS. The 75 cfs increase is Lake Fork Creek Down Lake Creek.
BOR Update
May, 11 2017
Twin Lakes Canal Company is in priority at Twin Lakes and will be storing the native inflow. At 0730, we'll decrease the release from Twin Lakes by 75 cfs. At 0900, we'll decrease the release from Twin Lakes by 75 cfs. At 1000, we'll decrease the release from Twin Lakes by 75 cfs. At 1100, we'll decrease the release from Twin Lakes by 34 cfs. After the gate operations, we'll be releasing 65 cfs. Of this, 33 is a release of Lake Fork Creek native inflow down Lake Creek; 2 is from account releases; and 30 is from Halfmoon Creek inflow.
BOR Update
May, 10 2017
Runoff has started. We're going to increase the Twin release by another 100 cfs in 2 50 cfs increments on 10 May. The first 50 cfs increase will be at 0900. The second 50 cfs increase will be at noon. After the gate changes, we'll be releasing 324 cfs. Of this, about 33 is account release and the rest is native.
BOR Update
May, 08 2017
We're going to increase the release from Twin by 50 cfs at 13:30, 8 May 17. After the gate op, we'll be releasing 178 cfs. Of this, about 33 cfs is from account releases and the rest is from native.
BOR Update
May, 01 2017
We're going to increase the Twin release by 40 cfs at 11:15 this morning, 1 May 17. After the gate operation, we'll be releasing 128 cfs. There's about 2.5 cfs of account releases in the river and the rest is native.
BOR Update
April, 27 2017
We will be increasing Lake Creek Below By 20 CFS. The Change will occur at 0730 .We will be increasing from 67 CFS to 87 CFS Total Release
BOR Update
April, 11 2017
We're going to increase the release from Twin by 40 cfs this morning about 10:45 am. The release will total 70 cfs after the gate operation, all of which is native.
BOR Update
April, 03 2017
GENERAL There is sufficient native inflow to maintain minimum flows in Lake Fork and Lake Creek. Saturday, 1 April 2017 00:00 Twin Lakes Dam Saturday, 1 April 2017 00:00 Convert the 15 cfs release down Lake Creek from project water to native.
BOR Update
March, 22 2017
GENERAL There is sufficient space in Twin Lakes in anticipation of spring imports. Twin Lakes Dam Wednesday, 22 March 2017 08:00 Decrease the project release from Twin Lakes Dam down Lake Creek by 90 cfs to 115 cfs. Thursday, 23 March 2017 08:00 Decrease the project release from Twin Lakes Dam down Lake Creek by 75 cfs to 40 cfs. Friday, 24 March 2017 08:00 Decrease the project release from Twin Lakes Dam down Lake Creek by 25 cfs to 15 cfs. Maintain this release until further notice.
BOR Update
March, 14 2017
Winter water storage ends at midnight. I have a slightly negative admin account so I'm not going to wait until 8 am on the 15th to increase the release of native flows down Lake Creek. At 8 am, we'll increase the flows from Twin by 15 cfs, from 230 cfs to 245 cfs. Of this, 205 cfs is project, 26 cfs is account and the rest will be native.
BOR Update
March, 13 2017
"Winter water storage ends on Wednesday. We're starting with a slightly negative admin account so rather than beginning a release of native at midnight, we'll start at 8 am. Right now, the native inflow is about 15 cfs. We'll be adjusting this as inflows change." Water Order FAP 17-05 Twin Lakes Wednesday, 15 March 2017 00:00 Discontinue the Twin Lakes Canal Co winter storage. Release the native inflow to the river.
BOR Update
March, 06 2017
Pueblo Water will be increasing their release from Twin Lakes at noon, 6 Mar 17, by 25cfs. After the gate change, we'll be releasing about 231 cfs. Of this, 205 cfs is project water and the rest is account releases. Twin Lakes Canal Company will continue to store native inflows until 15 Mar.
BOR Update
January, 11 2017
"The snowpack is hitting historic levels in the collection system. We're going to increase the flow from Turquoise to Twin to 350 cfs to draft Turquoise in anticipation of high levels of imports. That will mean a corresponding increase in the release from Twin. We'll be increasing from 165 to 205 cfs." Thursday, 12 January 2017 08:00 Increase the release from Twin Lakes to Lake Creek from 165 cfs to 205 cfs. Maintain until further notice.
BOR Update
December, 22 2016
We'll be increasing the release from Twin at 8:00 this morning, 22 Dec 16, going from 116 cfs to 166 cfs. The increase is in project release as we adjust to the increasing snowpack in the collection system.
BOR Update
December, 20 2016
The snowpack is increasing (just a heads up if you hadn't noticed). We're going to adjust the movement of water to make room for imports to take that into account. On 22 Dec, we'll increase the release down the Mt Elbert conduit by 50 cfs (to 300 cfs total) and the release from Twin Lakes by 50 cfs (to 165 cfs total). I expect these to remain in place until the end of February but we'll continue to adjust as conditions warrant. Twin Lakes: Thursday, 22 December 2016 08:00. Increase the release from Twin Lakes to Lake Creek from 115 cfs to 165 cfs. Maintain until further notice.
BOR Update
November, 15 2016
GENERAL Winter water operations begin on Tuesday, November 15, 2016. Twin Lakes Dam Tuesday, November 15, 2016, at 0000 Hours Begin storing all native flow water for Twin Lakes Canal Company. Convert the native release down Lake Creek to a project release. Tuesday, November 15, 2016, at 0800 Hours Increase the release from Twin Lakes down Lake Creek by 50 cfs. Wednesday, November 16, 2016, at 0800 Hours Increase the release from Twin Lakes down Lake Creek by 50 cfs.
BOR Update
November, 01 2016
We're going to decrease the Twin release by 3 cfs today at 14:00. After the gate change, we'll be releasing 15 cfs.
BOR Update
October, 24 2016
We're going to decrease the Twin release down Lake Creek by 10 cfs at 14:00 today, 24 Oct 16. After the gate op, we'll be releasing 18 cfs of which about half of a cfs is account and the rest native.
BOR Update
October, 17 2016
We'll stop the flow down Lake Fork Creek this morning for about 3 hours to allow for some maintenance.
BOR Update
October, 12 2016
At 10:45 this morning, we're going to increase the release from Twin down Lake Creek by 15 cfs to a total of 31 cfs.
BOR Update
September, 19 2016
We're going to decrease the Twin release by 20 cfs at 13:30 today, 19 Sep 16. After the release, we'll have 15 cfs in the river and less than a cfs of account releases.
BOR Update
September, 15 2016
We're decreasing the Twin release by 30 cfs at noon today, 15 Sep 16. After the gate op, we'll be releasing 35 cfs. Of this, about 0.5 cfs is from accounts and the rest is native.
BOR Update
September, 14 2016
We're going to cut the native release by another 10 cfs at noon today, 14 Sep 16. After the gate op, we'll be releasing 65 cfs. Of this, a little over half a cfs is accounts and the rest is native. Expect the releases to continue to decline this week.
BOR Update
September, 12 2016
With the falling inflow, we're going to decrease the Twin release by 50 cfs at noon today, 12 Sep 16. After the gate op, we'll be releasing 75 cfs down Lake Creek. Of this, about half a cfs is from accounts and the rest is native.
BOR UPdate
August, 30 2016
Due to continuing precipitation, as of 0945 on 30 August 2016 we are increasing the release of native water by 25 cfs from Twin Lakes Dam to Lake Creek. Almost all of the release is native water.
BOR UPdate
August, 26 2016
In response to recent rains, we will be increasing the native water release from Twin Lakes Dam to Lake Creek by 50 cfs at 1030 on August 25, 2016 resulting in a total discharge of about 93 cfs. Almost all of the water being released is native water, less than 1 cfs is account water.
BOR Update
August, 22 2016
At noon today, 22 Aug 16, we're going to make a cut of 15 cfs to the native release from Twin Lakes. After the gate operation, we'll be releasing 40 cfs. Of this, about 1 cfs is account releases and the rest is native.
BOR Update
August, 19 2016
Now that we've gotten the VFMP project release from Twin stopped, we're going to decrease the native. At 10:00 this morning, 19 Aug 16, we're going to decrease the release by 71 cfs. This will leave us at 63 cfs. Of that, about 1 cfs is account release and the rest is native.
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This page depicts the Flow Program Target and the flow of the Arkansas River as measured in cubic feet per second (cfs) at the Wellsville Gage near Salida, CO. This page also tracks, in acre feet (af), the amount of water released as part of the summer component of the Voluntary Flow Program.

WaterFlow Summary

Program Water: 10000 (af)

Flow Program Releases: 0 (af)

Estimated Program Water Remaining: 10000 (af)

WaterFlow Data

DateWellsville FlowFlow Program
5/18/2017 2:15:00 PM14400
5/17/2017 9:15:00 AM11700
5/11/2017 8:15:00 AM8560
5/10/2017 10:00:00 AM7540
5/8/2017 12:15:00 PM5530
5/1/2017 12:00:00 PM3820
4/27/2017 3:00:00 PM3930
4/10/2017 11:00:00 AM3250
4/3/2017 8:00:00 AM3320
3/22/2017 9:00:00 AM5880
3/13/2017 10:15:00 AM4870
3/9/2017 10:00:00 AM4870
3/6/2017 9:15:00 AM4600
2/9/2017 11:00:00 AM4780
1/11/2017 9:15:00 AM4560
12/22/2016 8:15:00 AM4480
12/20/2016 10:15:00 AM4520
12/10/2016 8:00:00 AM4400
11/15/2016 9:00:00 AM3020
11/1/2016 1:15:00 PM3080
10/24/2016 1:15:00 PM3110
10/13/2016 8:00:00 AM3350
10/5/2016 8:00:00 AM2750
9/26/2016 1:00:00 PM3150
9/15/2016 8:00:00 AM3930
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Water Temps & Daily Averages

DateWellsville Flow Daily Average (cfs)Salida Boat Ramp Temperature
8/25/201443757°F
8/24/201443860°F
8/23/201444560°F
8/22/201446160°F
8/21/201448060°F
8/20/201449760°F
8/19/201454465°F
8/18/201461765°F
8/17/201465165°F
8/16/201469365°F
8/14/201483765°F
8/13/201483765°F
8/12/201484765°F
8/11/201497465°F
8/10/2014100065°F
8/9/2014100065°F
8/8/201496165°F
8/7/2014108065°F
8/6/2014116065°F
8/5/2014112067°F
8/4/2014102067°F
8/3/2014109067°F
8/2/2014117067°F
8/1/2014111067°F
7/31/201495667°F
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