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BOR Update
June, 23 2016
The admin account is creeping up. We're going to increase the release by 75 cfs to bring it down again. After the gate operation, we'll be releasing 808 cfs. Of this, 38 is account releases and the rest is native.
Pueblo Board of Water Update
June, 21 2016
Please increase Pueblo Water's release from its Twin Lakes Co account to 50 af/day (25.21 cfs) at noon on 6/21/16. This release will be captured in Pueblo Water's Non-project Pueblo Reservoir account starting at 0:00 hrs on 6/23/16 at a rate of 45 af/day. This release will continue until further notice. I anticipate that in the next few days we will start releasing from Pueblo Reservoir to the Comanche Pump Station at about the same rate so this will not increase our Pueblo Reservoir storage level significantly.
BOR Update
June, 20 2016
The native is starting to decline slightly. We're still storing some native in both Twin and Turquoise. Between these considerations, we're going to decrease the Twin Lakes release by 100 cfs at 08:30 today, 20 Jun 16. After the gate operation, we'll be releasing 732 cfs down Lake Creek.
BOR Update
June, 15 2016
GENERAL Balancing outflows from Twin Lakes. Twin Lakes Reservoir Wednesday, 15 June 2016 00:00 Increase the release of project water to 800 cfs. There is no gate operation. Maintain until further notice.
BOR Update
June, 13 2016
10:52 a.m. GENERAL Buffering changes in the river. Twin Lakes Tuesday, 14 Jun 2016 at 08:00 Hours Increase the project release from 100 cfs to 400 cfs in 3 increases of 100 cfs each. Maintain until further notice.
BOR Update
June, 13 2016
10:54 am - We still expect Twin Lakes Canal Company to fill their account sometime on Wednesday. When they do, they'll cease taking water from Twin Lakes Tunnel and they'll cease storing most of the inflow from Lake Creek. I believe at that point, we'll need to begin release around 850 cfs of inflow to Lake Creek. Rather than have that much of an increase in a single day on the river, we're increasing our *project* release now. When we begin to release native, we'll convert the project flows to native and finish adjusting the outflow on (probably) Thursday morning. We've made one 300 cfs increase today. We'll make a second 300 cfs increase on Tuesday in increments of 100 cfs at 8:00, 9:00 and 10:00. After the gate operations, we'll be releasing 700 cfs of project water and about 7 cfs of account releases. The rest is native passed down from Turquoise and Halfmoon Creek.
BOR Update
June, 10 2016
GENERAL Buffering changes in the river. Twin Lakes Monday, 13 Jun 2016 at 08:00 Hours Increase the project release from 100 cfs to 400 cfs in 3 increases of 100 cfs each. Maintain until further notice. NOTE FROM BOR: MONDAY morning, we'll increase the project release from Twin Lakes by 300 cfs in 3 gate operations. After the gate operations, we will be releasing 400 cfs of project water. We expect Twin Lakes Canal Company will fill their space early next week. At that time, the native inflows will be released. Rather than have an extremely large increase in flows at that time, we'll convert some of the project flows to native.
BOR Update
June, 09 2016
We're going to decrease the native release from Twin Lakes (this is the flow down the conduit from Turquoise native inflows and Halfmoon Creek) by 100 cfs at 11:30 today, 9 Jun 16. After the gate operation, we'll be releasing 355 cfs down Lake creek. Of this, 100 cfs if project release, about 40 cfs is from accounts and the rest is native. Twin Lakes Canal Company continues to store native inflows to Twin Lakes.
BOR Update
June, 08 2016
We'll decrease the Twin release by 100 cfs at 0730 this morning. After the gate operation, we'll be releasing 850 cfs.
BOR Update
June, 08 2016
Twin Lakes Canal Company began storing native inflows to Twin Lakes on 6 Jun. We needed to release native flows I stored out of priority over the weekend so we continued to release some native. Those flows have been released and we're going to cut the native inflow by 400 cfs in 100 cfs increments at 9:30, 10:30, 11:30 and 12:30. After the gate operations, we'll be releasing around 460 cfs. Of this, 100 cfs is project release, around 40 cfs is account releases and the rest is native flow passed down Mt Elbert conduit from Turquoise and Halfmoon Creek.
BOR Update
June, 07 2016
We've released much of the native storage from this weekend so we're decreasing our total release by 200 cfs. This will be in 2 gate operations of 100 cfs each at 14:30 and 16:30. After the gate changes, we'll be releasing 960 cfs. Of that, 100 cfs is project and 40 is account releases leaving 820 cfs as native releases. Twin Lakes Canal Company has come into priority and is storing native inflows from Lake Creek. Native inflows to Turquoise and Halfmoon will continue to be passed down Mt Elbert conduit and released down Lake Creek.
BOR Update
June, 06 2016
At 10:30 today we increased the release from Twin Lakes by 300 cfs.
BOR Update
June, 06 2016
Native inflows are increasing rapidly. We will be increasing the Twin Lakes Dam native release to Lake Creek by 200 cfs. The first 100 cfs increase will occur today at 10:30 a.m.; the second 100 cfs increment will occur today at 11:00 a.m. This will bring the total release from Twin Lakes Dam to Lake Creek to about 1450 cfs, about 1250 cfs is native.
BOR Update
June, 03 2016
We're going to increase the Twin native release today by 300 cfs. We'll do it in 3 operations of 100 cfs each at 10:30, 11:00 and 11:30. After the gate operations, we'll be releasing 900 cfs. Of that, 100 cfs is project, about 40 is account and the rest is native.
BOR Update
May, 31 2016
Increasing release from Twin lakes by 80 cfs 30May16 @ 1230hrs. After operation 349 cfs at lakbtlco.
BOR Update
May, 31 2016
We will be increasing native release by 20 cfs 31may16@ 1130hrs. for total release of 375 cfs.
BOR Update
May, 29 2016
Reducing Lakbtlco by 20 cfs for a total flow of 270 on 28may16 @ 1100 hrs.
BOR Update
May, 28 2016
Native inflows have declined. We're going to decrease the native Twin release by 125 cfs at 12:30 this morning, 28 May 16. After the gate change, we'll be releasing 300 cfs of which 35 cfs is account releases and the rest native.
BOR Update
May, 17 2016
The release from Twin will increase from 200 cfs to 250 cfs at 14:00, 17 May 16. Almost all of this is native.
BOR Update
May, 16 2016
It's finally started warming up a little. With the increase in native inflows, we're going to increase our native release from Twin by 54 cfs to a total of 200 cfs at 12:30 today. Almost all of this will be native.
BOR Update
May, 11 2016
We'll be changing the color of water being released from Twin Lakes at noon today. At that time, 50 cfs of an account release will be replaced with a native release. There will not be a gate change associated with this,
BOR Update
May, 09 2016
The native flows are increasing, so we're going to increase the release from Twin Lakes by 60 cfs at 12:30 today. After the gate change, we'll have a total of 101 cfs with about 52 of that from accounts and the rest native.
BOR Update
April, 22 2016
We're going to increase the release of water from Twin at 2:30 this afternoon from 51 cfs to 76 cfs. Of this, a little over 52 cfs is account releases and the rest is native.
BOR Update
March, 30 2016
GENERAL PBWW will stop a release of 40 cfs at 14:15 hours. Project water will be released to meet minimum Lake Creek flow requirements. Twin Lakes Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 14:15 Hours Begin a project release of 12 cfs. Maintain until further notice.
BOR Update
March, 14 2016
GENERAL Winter operations end at 0000 hours on March 15, 2016. Twin Lakes Reservoir Tuesday, March 15, 2016, at 0000 Hours Discontinue the Twin Lakes Canal Co winter storage. Release the native inflow to the river.
BOR Update
March, 01 2016
Twin Lakes Monday, February 29, 2016 at 0800 Hours Decrease the release of 115 cfs of project water from Twin Lakes to 70 cfs. The total release will be 112 cfs. Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 0930 Hours Decrease the release of 70 cfs of project water from Twin Lakes to 45 cfs. The total release will be 87 cfs. Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 0800 Hours Decrease the release of 45 cfs of project water from Twin Lakes to 15 cfs. The total release will be 57 cfs. Maintain until further notice.
BOR Update
February, 25 2016
GENERAL Space in the upper reservoirs is approaching that needed for anticipated spring imports. Twin Lakes Monday, February 29, 2016 at 0800 Hours Decrease the release of 115 cfs of project water from Twin Lakes to 70 cfs. Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 0800 Hours Decrease the release of 70 cfs of project water from Twin Lakes to 45 cfs. Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 0800 Hours Decrease the release of 45 cfs of project water from Twin Lakes to 15 cfs. Maintain until further notice.
BOR Update
February, 22 2016
At noon Monday, 22 February 2016, we're going to increase the release from Twin Lakes by 41 cfs from 115 cfs to 156 cfs. After the gate operation, we'll be releasing 115 cfs of project and 41 cfs of account water.
Winter Flows
February, 12 2016
Winter Flows are remaining consistent throughout the winter months.
BOR Update
December, 18 2015
GENERAL Adjusting the project release from Twin to match the physical release. Twin Lakes Friday, December 18, 2015, at 0000 Hours Begin releasing 230 cfs of project water from Twin Lakes. There is no gate change associated with this request. Maintain until further notice.
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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
6/23/2016 8:00:00 AM23000
6/21/2016 8:00:00 AM24900
6/18/2016 8:00:00 AM25200
6/16/2016 8:00:00 AM27900
6/15/2016 3:00:00 PM28200
6/13/2016 8:00:00 AM29200
6/12/2016 8:00:00 AM30800
6/11/2016 8:00:00 AM31500
6/10/2016 8:00:00 AM29300
6/9/2016 10:00:00 AM24800
6/8/2016 8:00:00 AM28700
6/7/2016 11:00:00 AM33200
6/6/2016 9:00:00 AM39400
6/3/2016 2:15:00 PM20500
6/2/2016 8:00:00 AM15000
6/1/2016 10:45:00 AM13500
5/31/2016 8:00:00 AM11700
5/28/2016 8:00:00 AM10100
5/25/2016 8:00:00 AM13400
5/24/2016 8:00:00 AM12500
5/23/2016 8:00:00 AM11100
5/22/2016 8:00:00 AM9280
5/21/2016 8:00:00 AM8140
5/19/2016 8:00:00 AM7480
5/16/2016 2:00:00 PM7780
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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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