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Announcements

BOR Update
December, 07 2017
GENERAL The snowpack in the collection system is 60% of average. Continue to release project water to Lake Fork Creek, the bypass and for the fish hatchery. Twin Lakes Thursday, December 7, 2017 08:00 Decrease the project release from 113 cfs to 100 cfs. Maintain this release until further notice.
BOR Update
November, 14 2017
GENERAL We will begin the winter water program operations on November 15, 2017. Twin Lakes Dam Wednesday, November 15, 2017, at 0000 Hours Begin storing all native inflow for Twin Lakes Canal Company. Release 114 cfs from Twin Lakes down Lake Creek. Of this, 113 cfs is project and the rest is from accounts. Maintain these flows until further notice.
Bor update
October, 19 2017
At 9:15 this morning we will increase the release from Twin Lakes by 25 cfs. After the gate change the total release will be 175 cfs.
BOR Update
October, 16 2017
GENERAL Begin drawing down upper reservoirs in preparation for WY2018 imports. Twin Lakes Monday, October 16, 2017 00:00 Convert 50 cfs of the native release to project release. This will be a total project release of 175 cfs. There is no gate change. These operations will be maintained until further notice.
BOR Update
October, 06 2017
GENERAL Begin drawing down upper reservoirs in preparation for WY2018 imports. **Amended to cancel 75 cfs increase on Tuesday, 10/10/17** Twin Lakes Thursday, October 05, 2017 11:00 Increase the release of project water by 75 cfs. These operations will be maintained until further notice.
BOR Update
October, 05 2017
GENERAL Begin drawing down upper reservoirs in preparation for WY2018 imports. Twin Lakes Thursday, October 05, 2017 11:00 Increase the release of project water by 75 cfs. Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 11:00 Increase the release of project water by 75 cfs. After these changes we will be moving 150 cfs of project water from Twin Lakes to Pueblo. These operations will be maintained until further notice.
BOR update
October, 03 2017
We're going to increase the Twin release by 50 cfs at 11:00 this morning. After the gate operation, we'll be releasing 102 cfs. Almost all of this is native.
BOR Update
September, 18 2017
We're going to decrease the Twin release by 10 cfs this morning, 09:30 14 Sep 17. After the gate operation, we'll be releasing 64 cfs. About 25 cfs of that is project and the rest is native.
BOR Update
September, 05 2017
We will increase the release from Twin by 25 cfs today at 1200. After the increase the total release will be 80 cfs.
BOR Update
August, 31 2017
We will decrease the release from Twin Lakes by 10 cfs today at 1230. After the change the total release will be 55 cfs.
Clear Creek Update_Pueblo Water
August, 31 2017
The release of 320 AF/day from Clear Creek is still scheduled to end at 18:00 hrs on 9/4/17 with storage at Pueblo to cease at 24:00 hrs on 9/5/17.
BOR Update
August, 29 2017
We will decrease the release out of Twin Lakes today by 20 cfs at 1030. After the decrease, the total release will be 75 cfs.
BOR Update
August, 25 2017
We will decrease the release at Twin Lakes today by 35 cfs at 0930. After the gate change the release will be around 95 cfs.
BOR Update
August, 25 2017
We will decrease the release at Twin Lakes today by 35 cfs at 0930. After the gate change the release will be around 95 cfs.
Pueblo Water Update
August, 24 2017
Pueblo Water will begin a release of 160 af/day from Clear Creek Reservoir at 18:00 hrs on 8/23. The water will be captured in Pueblo Water's LTEC account at Pueblo Reservoir starting at 00:00 hrs on 8/25 at a rate of 144.69 af/day. At 18:00 hrs on 8/24 the rate of release from Clear Creek will increase to 320 af/day and storage at Pueblo Reservoir will increase to 289.38 af/day starting at 00:00 hrs on 8/26. This release will end at 18:00 hrs on 9/4 unless Pueblo Water's space at Pueblo Reservoir fills before then.
BOR Update
August, 23 2017
We're going to increase the Twin release by 25 cfs at 10:00 this morning. After that gate operation, we'll be releasing 133 cfs. Of this, about 26 cfs is from accounts and the rest is native.
BOR Update
August, 23 2017
We're going to increase the Twin release by 25 cfs at 10:00 this morning. After that gate operation, we'll be releasing 133 cfs. Of this, about 26 cfs is from accounts and the rest is native.
BOR Update
August, 17 2017
We're following the decreasing native flows down. At 11:00 this morning, we'll decrease the Twin release by another 15 cfs. After the gate operation, we'll be releasing 119 cfs. Of this, about 26 cfs is from accounts and the rest is native.
BOR Update
August, 14 2017
We're going to increase the Twin release by 30 cfs at 10:00 this morning, 14 Aug 17. After the gate operation, we'll be releasing 172 cfs. Of this, about 26 cfs is from accounts and the rest is native.
BOR Update
August, 11 2017
We're going to add 50 cfs to the Twin release at 10:00 this morning, 11 Aug 16. After the gate operation, we'll be releasing 143 cfs. About 100 cfs of this is native.
BOR Update
August, 10 2017
GENERAL Mt. Elbert Powerplant is unable to pump back water so is not currently generating electricity. In order to keep the plant available for contingency generation, water will be released down the conduit to partially fill the forebay. Twin Lakes Thursday, August 10, 2017 17:00 Release 350 cfs through the Sugarloaf Powerplant to Mt Elbert Conduit. Saturday, August 12, 2017 17:00 Stop the flow through the Mt. Elbert conduit. Continue to provide water for the fish hatchery flows.
BOR Update
August, 10 2017
We're going to decrease the native release from Twin by 25 cfs at 09:30 this morning (10 Aug 17). After the gate operation, we'll be releasing 90 cfs. Of this, about 25 cfs is from accounts and the rest is native.
BOR Update
August, 07 2017
Flows from Twin Lakes will decrease by 200 cfs today. We will decrease by 100 cfs at 1130 and another 100 cfs at 1230. After the change we will be releasing 125 cfs.
BOR Update
August, 03 2017
We're going to decrease the Twin release by 100 cfs at 10:00 this morning.
BOR Update
August, 01 2017
We'll be increasing another 50 cfs at 11:00 this morning, 1 Aug 17. After the gate operation, we'll be releasing 430 cfs. Of this, about 41 is from accounts and the rest is native.
BOR Update
July, 31 2017
You may not have noticed but there was some rain this weekend. We're going to increase the Twin native release by 100 cfs at 11:00 this morning, 31 Jul 17. After the gate operation, we'll be releasing 380 cfs. Of this, about 42 cfs is from accounts and the rest is native.
Pueblo Water Update
July, 31 2017
Pueblo Water will begin a release of 200 af/day from Clear Creek Reservoir at 06:00 hrs on 7/31/17. The water will be captured in Pueblo Water's LTEC account at Pueblo Reservoir starting at noon on 8/1/17 at a rate of 180.86 af/day. This release may only last 4 or 5 days because Pueblo Water's LTEC account is near its maximum capacity. Pueblo Water will stop this release from Clear Creek Reservoir at 18:00 hrs on 8/4/17. Storage at Pueblo Reservoir will cease at 24:00 hrs on 8/5/17. Pueblo Water's account at Pueblo Reservoir is essentially full so we won't be able to move any more water downstream until we get another hot-dry spell to draw down our account some.
Clear Creek Update
July, 28 2017
(Note: A 200 af/day release is equal to a release of 100 cfs.) Pueblo Water will begin a release of 200 af/day from Clear Creek Reservoir at 06:00 hrs on 7/31/17. The water will be captured in Pueblo Water's LTEC account at Pueblo Reservoir starting at noon on 8/1/17 at a rate of 180.86 af/day. This release may only last 4 or 5 days because Pueblo Water's LTEC account is near its maximum capacity.
BOR Update
July, 27 2017
We're going to increase the release from Twin by 25 cfs at 09:00, 25 Jul 17. After the gate operation, we'll be releasing 278 cfs. Of this around 40 is from accounts and the rest is native.
BOR Update
July, 24 2017
We're going to decrease the Twin release by 25 cfs at 11:15 this morning.
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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
12/11/2017 1:00:00 PM4160
12/6/2017 12:00:00 PM4160
11/14/2017 3:15:00 PM6690
11/6/2017 10:00:00 AM6180
11/2/2017 9:00:00 AM6200
10/27/2017 9:00:00 AM5650
10/21/2017 12:00:00 PM6000
10/9/2017 12:00:00 PM5600
10/9/2017 12:00:00 PM5600
10/4/2017 10:00:00 AM5580
9/29/2017 8:00:00 AM4120
9/28/2017 8:00:00 AM4520
9/26/2017 8:00:00 AM3600
9/24/2017 8:00:00 AM4600
9/23/2017 12:00:00 PM3250
9/21/2017 8:00:00 AM3350
9/18/2017 9:00:00 AM3740
9/14/2017 8:00:00 AM3890
9/12/2017 8:00:00 AM4280
9/8/2017 8:00:00 AM4080
9/5/2017 8:00:00 AM5580
8/31/2017 8:00:00 AM6180
8/30/2017 8:00:00 AM6640
8/29/2017 8:00:00 AM6640
8/28/2017 8:00:00 AM6900
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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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