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Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area Map

Announcements

BOR Update
December, 18 2014
Project water will be released in order to maintain room for imports in Twin Lakes. Pueblo Board of Water Works will begin a release at 12:00 hours Friday, 19 December 2014.  At that time, 25 cfs per day will be converted from project to account releases.
Twin Lakes
Thursday, 18 December 2014 at 08:00 hours
Increase the project water release to 250 cfs down Lake Creek.
Friday, 19 December 2014 at 12:00 hours
Convert 25 cfs of the project release to an account release.
Maintain until further notice.
BOR Update
December, 15 2014
GENERAL
Project water will be released in order to maintain room for imports in Twin Lakes.
Twin Lakes
Monday, December 15, 2014 at 1100 hours
Increase the project water release to 200 cfs down Lake Creek.
Maintain until further notice.
BOR Update
December, 03 2014
GENERAL
A dive inspection of Twin Lakes’ stilling basin has been scheduled for 9 December 2014. The flow from Twin Lakes must be 0 cfs during the inspection.
Twin Lakes Dam
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
At 16:00 hours, release project water from Twin Lakes to maintain a flow of 140 cfs in Lake Creek.
Thursday, December 4, 2014
At 16:00 hours, release project water from Twin Lakes to maintain a flow of 90 cfs in Lake Creek.
Monday, December 8, 2014
At 16:00 hours, release project water from Twin Lakes to maintain a flow of 50 cfs in Lake Creek.
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
At 07:00 hours, release project water from Twin Lakes to maintain a flow of 15 cfs in Lake Creek. When the inspection begins, reduce the flow to 0 cfs. Maintain this until the inspection is completed, then increase the release to 50 cfs.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
At 16:00 hours, release project water from Twin Lakes to maintain a flow of 90 cfs in Lake Creek.
Thursday, December 11, 2014
At 16:00 hours, release project water from Twin Lakes to maintain a flow of 140 cfs in Lake Creek.
SILVER BULLET - BOR Update
November, 18 2014
GENERAL
CPW has requested we release project water in such a way to facilitate testing at the Silver Bullet Boat Chute at Buena Vista, CO. A flow of 1,200 cfs at Wellsville will be necessary for the testing.

Twin Lakes Dam
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
At 14:00 hours, release project water from Twin Lakes to maintain a flow of 100 cfs in Lake Creek.
Thursday, November 20, 2014
At 14:00 hours, release project water from Twin Lakes to maintain a flow of 200 cfs in Lake Creek.
Monday, November 24, 2014
At 08:00 hours, release project water from Twin Lakes to maintain a flow of 300 cfs in Lake Creek.
At 14:00 hours, release project water from Twin Lakes to maintain a flow of 500 cfs in Lake Creek.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
At 08:00 hours, release project water from Twin Lakes to maintain a flow of 600 cfs in Lake Creek.
At 14:00 hours, release project water from Twin Lakes to maintain a flow of 800 cfs in Lake Creek.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
At 13:00 hours, decrease the release from Twin Lakes to maintain a flow of 750 cfs in Lake Creek.
At 14:00 hours, decrease the release from Twin Lakes to maintain a flow of 700 cfs in Lake Creek.
At 15:00 hours, release project water from Twin Lakes to maintain a flow of 650 cfs in Lake Creek.
At 16:00 hours, decrease the release from Twin Lakes to maintain a flow of 600 cfs in Lake Creek.
Friday, November 28, 2014
At 08:00 hours, decrease the release from Twin Lakes to maintain a flow of 550 cfs in Lake Creek.
At 09:00 hours, decrease the release from Twin Lakes to maintain a flow of 500 cfs in Lake Creek.
At 10:00 hours, release project water from Twin Lakes to maintain a flow of 450 cfs in Lake Creek.
At 11:00 hours, decrease the release from Twin Lakes to maintain a flow of 400 cfs in Lake Creek.
BOR Update
November, 13 2014
Twin Lakes Dam
Saturday, November 15, 2014, at 0000 Hours
Begin storing all native flow water for Twin Lakes Canal Company.
Release project water from Twin Lakes to maintain a minimum flow of 15 cfs in Lake Creek.
BOR Update
November, 10 2014
While we'll start moving project water downstream soon, we're still releasing mostly native flows from Twin. We're going to cut 15 cfs from that release at 09:45, 10 Nov 14. After the gate change, we'll be releasing a total of 31 cfs.
BOR Updated
October, 30 2014
Decrease flows to lakecreek below twin lakes.river to 55 cfs, at 10:15 am Oct 30 2014.
BOR Update
October, 22 2014
The native is still coming in to Twin Lakes. Talking with Doug and Mike, it sounds like there's snow in the upper basin that's been melting slowly over the past week. We're going to increase the release from Twin by 60 cfs at noon. After the gate change, we'll be releasing 94 cfs. Almost all of that is native.
BOR UPdate
October, 22 2014
We've scheduled the release from Twin to begin tomorrow morning at 07:30, 23 Oct 14. At that time, we'll increase the release by 70 cfs. When the gate operation is complete, we'll be releasing a total of 104 cfs, almost all of which is native.
BOR Update
October, 21 2014
There was some runoff from snow melt over the weekend. We're going to increase the release from Twin Lakes by 17 cfs at 14:00 today, 20 Oct 14. After the gate op, we'll be releasing 34 cfs, almost all of which is native.
BOR Update
October, 08 2014
Inflows are dropping below 15 cfs at Turquoise. Beginning tomorrow at 08:00, we're going to start gradually decreasing the flow down Lake Fork Creek to match the inflow. We expect to decrease 2 cfs tomorrow and probably an additional 2 or 3 cfs a week until we reach the minimum 3 cfs release.
We're decreasing the release from Twin by 20 cfs today at 10:00. When that gate operation is completed, the release will be 17 cfs.
BOR Update
October, 06 2014
The admin accounts dropped over the weekend so we're going to decrease our release from Twin Lakes today. At 10:30, 6 Oct 14, we'll decrease 65 cfs. When the gate operations are complete, we'll be releasing 40 cfs, 3 cfs of which is account and the rest is native.
BOR Update
October, 01 2014
At 10:45, 1 Oct 14, we're going to increase the Twin release by 20 cfs. After the gate operation, we'll be releasing about 155 cfs, almost all of which is native.
BOR Update
September, 30 2014
We are increasing the release from Twin Lakes to Lake Creek by 50 cfs as of 1230, 30 Sept 14. 
After the gate change, the total release will be about 135 cfs, of which 66 cfs are account releases, the balance is native flow. 
 
BOR Update
September, 29 2014
We're going to decrease the release from Twin Lakes by 15 cfs at 11:00, 29 Sep 14. After the gate operation, we'll be releasing 86 cfs- about 8 from accounts and the rest is native.
BOR Update
September, 22 2014
The work on the outlet at Twin has progressed enough that we can begin releases.
At 10:30, we'll reduce the release from Turquoise from 40 cfs back to a more seasonal 15 cfs. This is native.
At 14:30, we'll increase the release from Twin from 14 cfs to 50 cfs. 8 cfs is from account releases and the rest is native.
This is a net increase of 10 cfs from the upper reservoirs.
BOR Update
September, 12 2014
At 900, we'll decrease the release down lake fork creek by 25 cfs. We expect to hold this release through the weekend
BOR Update
September, 10 2014
We increased the release down Lake Fork Creek by 10 cfs at 07:45. At 12:30, we'll add another 15 cfs. After the second increase, we'll be releasing a total of 120 cfs.
BOR Update
September, 08 2014
GENERAL
Twin Lakes will be limited to releases from the jet flow valve until grouting is complete. Native releases will be made from Sugarloaf Dam.
Sugarloaf Dam
Monday, 8 September 2014, at 13:15 Hours
Increase the project release by 45 cfs to a total of 60 cfs down Lake Fork Creek.
Twin Lakes
Monday, 8 September 2014, at 16:45 Hours
Release the maximum amount possible from the jet flow valve. Close the sluice gates.
Maintain until further notice.
BOR Update
September, 05 2014
BWWP would like to start a release of 300 af/day (151.25 cfs) from its Twin Lakes Co (IPTDS) account at noon on 9/20/14. This release will be captured in BWWP's Non-Project Pueblo Reservoir account starting at 0:00 hrs on 9/22/14 at a rate of 270 af/day (136.12 cfs). It is anticipated that this release will continue until the end of the month.
BOR Update
September, 03 2014
We'll cut another 40 cfs from the release at Twin Lakes at 09:30, 3 Sept 14. After the gate operation, we'll be releasing 75 cfs, almost all of which is native.
BOR Update
September, 02 2014
At 12:30 2 Sep 14, we'll decrease the native release from Twin Lakes by 30 cfs. After the gate operation, we'll be releasing 115 cfs, almost all of which is native.
BOR Update
August, 26 2014
We're going to increase the Twin release by 25 cfs at 1300, 26 Aug 14. After the gate operation, we'll be releasing 85 cfs, almost all of which is native
BOR Update
August, 21 2014
We're going to cut 20 cfs of the native release from Twin Lakes at 11:30, 21 Aug 14. After the gate operation, we'll be releasing 35 cfs, almost all of which is native.
BOR Update
August, 18 2014
Rather than making the planned 45 cfs decrease at 14:00 today, we're going to make it at 07:30, 19 Aug 14.

On Mon, Aug 18, 2014 at 12:20 PM:
We're decreasing the native release from Twin by 120 cfs today. We'll do it in 2 stages- 75 cfs at 13:00 and 45 cfs at 14:00. When the gate changes are complete, we'll be releasing 55 cfs from Twin, less than 1 cfs of which is from accounts.
BOR Update
August, 14 2014
Twin Lakes - Friday, August 15, 2014, at 0900 Hours
End the 100 cfs project release.
BOR Update
August, 14 2014
We're going to cut 25 cfs from the Twin native release at 14:00, today,  Aug 14. That will leave us at a release of 305 cfs, about 100 cfs project, 30 account and the rest native.

On Saturday,  Aug 16 at 09:00, we'll cut the flow from Twin by 30 cfs, reflecting the end of the CPW run at midnight. The flow from Twin will be about 185 cfs- 6 cfs from accounts and the rest native.
BOR Update
August, 14 2014
The decrease flow from Twin Lakes from stopping the CPW account release of 30 cfs will now occur on Saturday not Friday.  This will be a total of 130 cfs decrease in flows.
BOR Update
August, 11 2014
We made a cut to the Twin native release at 10:30, 11 Aug 14. After the gate change, we're releasing a total of 325 cfs, 100 cfs of project water, about 25 of other accounts and the rest native.
BOR Update
August, 07 2014
At 1500, 7 Aug 14, we're decreasing the release from Twin lakes by 100 cfs. After the gate change, we'll be releasing 405 cfs- 100 cfs of project water, about 25 fs of account and the rest 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: 15000 (af)

Flow Program Releases: 91 (af)

Estimated Program Water Remaining: 14909 (af)

WaterFlow Data

DateWellsville FlowFlow Program
12/18/2014 8:00:00 AM5830
12/16/2014 8:00:00 AM5290
12/13/2014 8:00:00 AM5200
12/10/2014 8:00:00 AM3750
12/6/2014 8:00:00 AM4500
11/28/2014 8:00:00 AM10000
11/27/2014 8:00:00 AM10000
11/26/2014 8:00:00 AM12000
11/25/2014 8:00:00 AM8000
11/13/2014 8:00:00 AM3670
11/10/2014 8:00:00 AM4440
10/30/2014 8:00:00 AM5050
10/23/2014 2:00:00 PM4870
10/21/2014 8:00:00 AM4360
10/17/2014 8:00:00 AM4440
10/13/2014 8:00:00 AM4910
10/6/2014 10:00:00 AM4780
10/1/2014 8:00:00 AM5340
9/30/2014 8:00:00 AM5340
9/24/2014 8:00:00 AM5430
9/23/2014 8:00:00 PM6790
9/21/2014 8:00:00 AM4520
9/21/2014 8:00:00 AM4520
9/17/2014 8:00:00 AM4080
9/16/2014 8:00:00 AM4780
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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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