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BOR Update
August, 03 2015
Account holders in Twin Lakes are beginning to move project water out of their accounts. At 11:30 today, 3 Aug 15, we'll increase the release by 30 cfs. After the gate op, we'll be releasing 282 cfs, of which 60 cfs is project, 42 cfs is accounts and the rest is native.
BOR Update
July, 14 2015
We're going to cut the release from Twin by 100 cfs at 11:15, 14 Jul 15. After the gate operation, we'll be releasing 300 cfs.
BOR Update
July, 13 2015
We're going to cut another 60 cfs from the Twin Lakes release at 10:45, 13 Jul 15. After the gate operation, we'll be releasing a total of 400 cfs. There's a river exchange but it's not changing the total release from Twin Lakes. There is no project water being released.
BOR Update
July, 10 2015
With the rain, we stopped our downward trend for a few days but we're back to decreasing the native release from Twin Lakes. At 09:30, 10 Jul 15, we'll decrease the release by 30 cfs. After the gate operation, we'll be releasing 460 cfs.
There's a native exchange to Trinidad Reservoir going on but, because Twin Lakes Canal Company is still in priority, it's not changing the total that would be released to the river.
BOR Update
July, 08 2015
At 14:00, 8 Jul 15, we'll decrease the Twin release by 40 cfs. After the gate change this afternoon, we'll be releasing 500 cfs. Most of this is native although there's an exchange of about 25 cfs also being released.
BOR Update
July, 06 2015

And once more...
At 10:00 this morning, 6 Jul 15, we'll decrease the release from Twin Lakes by 100 cfs. After the gate operation, we'll be releasing 505 cfs, almost all of which is native.
BOR Update
July, 02 2015
We're going to decrease the Twin release by 30 cfs today. After the gate change at noon, we'll be releasing 850 cfs, almost all of which is native.
BOR Update
June, 29 2015
I think we're on a roll- once again we're going to decrease the release from Twin, following the inflows down. At 08:00, 29 Jun, we'll decrease the release by 50 cfs. After the gate change, we'll be releasing 895 cfs, 4 cfs of which is account and the rest native.
BOR Update
June, 29 2015
We're going to keep following native inflows down by decreasing the Twin Lakes release down Lake Creek by 100 cfs at 11:00 today, 6-28-2015. After the gate change, we'll be releasing 940 cfs.
BOR Update
June, 27 2015
We are following native inflows down by decreasing the Twin Lakes
release to Lake Creek.
At 1400 we will cut 75 cfs for a total release of 1045 cfs.
BOR Update
June, 27 2015
We're going to keep following native inflows down by decreasing the Twin Lakes release down Lake Creek by 75 cfs at08:00 today, 6-27-2015. After the gate change, we'll be releasing 1105 cfs.
BOR Update
June, 26 2015
We're going to keep following native inflows down by decreasing the Twin Lakes release down Lake Creek by 75 cfs at 08:00 today, 6-26-2015. After the gate change, we'll be releasing 1185 cfs. 
BOR Update
June, 25 2015
We're going to keep following native inflows down by decreasing the Twin release by 25 cfs at 08:30 25 Jun 15. After the gate change, we'll be releasing 1265 cfs, of which 5 cfs is account and the rest native. 
BOR Update
June, 24 2015
We've been diverting 30 cfs from Halfmoon Creek into Mt Elbert conduit for power generation. Today, we're going to begin diverting 150 cfs from Halfmoon Creek. This water will be passed through Mt Elbert powerplant and released through Twin Lakes.
Because we're adding these new diversions to our outflow, I'm going to hold the Twin Lakes release down Lake Creek steady today but you'll see a 120 cfs drop in the inflows to the Arkansas River from Halfmoon. The Arkansas River stages will continue to recede.
BOR Update
June, 23 2015
We're going to continue to decrease our releases this morning. At 08:00 23 Jun, we'll decrease the Twin release by 100 cfs. After the cut, we will be releasing 1,300 cfs, about 305 of which is account and the rest native.
At 08:45 23 Jun, we'll cut 25 cfs from the release from Turquoise. After the gate change, we'll be releasing 20 cfs, all of which is native.
BOR Update
June, 21 2015
Well Hallelujah- the inflows are declining a little. At 09:00, 21 Jun 15 we're going to decrease the release from Turquoise down Lake Fork by 25 cfs. After the gate change, we'll be releasing 45 cfs.
BOR Update
June, 19 2015
We've stored 450 AF of native water at Turquoise which must be released. We'll begin a 250 cfs release through Sugarloaf Powerplant and move only native water to Twin to be released through Lake Creek.
I'm increasing the release down Lake Fork by 25 cfs to move some of the native water out of Turquoise and increasing the Twin release by 80 cfs to balance some of the 250 cfs inflow from the conduit.
BOR Update
June, 19 2015
I'm going to increase the Twin release by 80 cfs at 08:00 this morning. After the gate change, I'll be releasing a total of 1,490 cfs which is well under the 1,600 cfs channel capacity of Lake Creek. I'm also increasing the Turquoise release by 25 cfs. After that gate change, I'll be releasing 75 cfs. Channel capacity down Lake Fork is 400 cfs.
BOR Update
June, 18 2015
The inflow at Twin went up a lot last night and we need to increase our release to catch up. At 07:15 this morning, we'll increase 100 cfs and make a second increase of 100 cfs at 09:00. After the gate changes, we'll be releasing 1,400 cfs down Lake Creek. This is below Lake Creek's channel capacity.
At 08:00, we'll increase by 27 cfs from Turquoise. After the gate change, we will be releasing 50 cfs from Turquoise.
The total 1425 cfs of releases are 105 cfs of account releases and the remainder is native. There is no project water being released.
BOR Update
June, 17 2015
GENERAL
Twin Lakes is coming close to encroaching in the power pool. Exchanges have ended and native flows are high. Turquoise has space to store imports. The conduit will be operated to pass the native flows to Lake Creek with minimal project releases to Twin Lakes.
Sugarloaf Dam
Wednesday, 17 June 2015 08:00
Stop the release down Mt. Elbert Conduit.
Twin Lakes Reservoir
Wednesday, 17 June 2015 07:30
Increase the release of native water down Lake Creek on the following schedule:
07:30 increase 100 cfs
08:30 increase 100 cfs
09:30 increase 100 cfs
10:30 increase 100 cfs
Maintain until further notice.
BOR Update
June, 17 2015
We're going to increase the Lake Fork release from Turquoise by 35 cfs beginning at 10:30 this morning. Of this, 15 cfs is account releases and 20 cfs is native.
BOR Update
June, 17 2015
At 7:30 this morning, we're going to increase the release from Twin Lakes by 100 cfs. At 8:30, 9:30 and 10:30, we'll make further 100 cfs increases. When the gate changes are complete, we'll be releasing 1220 cfs from Twin Lakes. Of this, 138 cfs is from accounts and the rest is native.
BOR Update
June, 15 2015
The inflow at Lake Creek has been decreasing since its peak this weekend. In addition, Twin Lakes Canal Company continues to store as much of the native flow as possible. At 12:00 today, we'll decrease the release from Twin Lakes by 100 cfs. After the gate change, we will be releasing 800 cfs, 334 cfs of account releases and the rest native.
 
BOR Update
June, 14 2015
We're currently releasing 910 cfs from Twin Lakes. Of this, 283 cfs is account releases and the rest is native. At this point, we are going to stop increasing the release. We had planned to go to 1100 cfs but we'll hold at 910 for the rest of the day and re-evaluate tomorrow morning.
BOR Update
June, 11 2015
GENERAL
Balance project water storage across the system.
Twin Lakes Reservoir
Thursday, 11 June 2015 00:00
Convert the release of project water to Lake Creek from 75 cfs to 0 cfs. The total release down Lake Creek will remain at 235 cfs.
Maintain until further notice.
BOR Update
June, 11 2015
We're working to balance the project water across 3 reservoirs while slowing the rate of rise in Twin Lakes. The release down Lake Fork will be decreased by 25 cfs/day until we reach 20 cfs releases on the 17th. I anticipate Twin Lakes will increase their release by the same amount daily. We're increasing it by 15 cfs today at 09:30.
BOR Update
June, 11 2015
Mount Elbert Powerplant, Attn: Facility Manager
Subject:  Project Operations

GENERAL
Decrease the rate of rise at Twin Lakes to help with first fill monitoring.
Sugarloaf Dam
Thursday, 11 June 2015 10:00
Decrease the release down Mt. Elbert Conduit to 250 cfs.

Twin Lakes Reservoir
Thursday, 11 June 2015 09:30
Increase the native release down Lake Creek from 235 cfs to 250 cfs.
Maintain until further notice.
BOR Update
June, 11 2015
There are a couple of river exchanges and releases starting from Twin this afternoon. At 15:00, we'll increase by 200 cfs. The release will increase daily by 25 cfs until 16 June. On 16 June at 0730, we'll decrease by 200 cfs. At noon on 21 June, we'll decrease by 100 cfs. There will doubtless be additional changes coming up from native flows as well.
BOR Update
June, 09 2015
GENERAL
Balance project water storage across the system
Twin Lakes Reservoir
Tuesday, 09 June 2015 00:00
Convert the release of project water to Lake Creek from 150 cfs to 75 cfs. The total release down Lake Creek will remain at 235 cfs.
Maintain until further notice.
BOR Update
June, 08 2015
We're going to balance the storage of project water as much as we can. At 13:00 and 13:30, we'll make cuts of 75 cfs from Twin. After the second gate change, we'll be releasing 150 cfs of project water. The total release will be 235 cfs.
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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
7/29/2015 8:00:00 AM8320
7/28/2015 8:00:00 AM9160
7/27/2015 8:00:00 AM10000
7/26/2015 8:00:00 AM10300
7/25/2015 8:00:00 AM10700
7/24/2015 8:00:00 AM10800
7/23/2015 8:00:00 AM11700
7/22/2015 8:00:00 AM12400
7/21/2015 8:00:00 AM11600
7/20/2015 8:00:00 AM11100
7/19/2015 8:00:00 AM11400
7/18/2015 8:00:00 AM11700
7/17/2015 8:00:00 AM12300
7/16/2015 4:00:00 PM13000
7/15/2015 8:00:00 AM14400
7/14/2015 8:00:00 AM15700
7/13/2015 8:00:00 AM16100
7/12/2015 8:00:00 AM16800
7/11/2015 8:00:00 AM17750
7/10/2015 8:00:00 AM19200
7/9/2015 8:00:00 AM21500
7/8/2015 8:00:00 AM22800
7/7/2015 8:00:00 AM22100
7/6/2015 8:00:00 AM22900
7/5/2015 8:00:00 AM26700
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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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