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BOR Update
July, 20 2016
GENERAL Managing the admin account and VFMP releases. Twin Lakes Reservoir - Wednesday, 20 July 2016 08:30 Convert 50 cfs of the project release to native release. Decrease the project release from Twin by 25 cfs. After the gate change, there will be no project water being released from Twin Lakes. Maintain until further notice.
BOR Update
July, 19 2016
GENERAL Managing the admin account. Twin Lakes Reservoir Tuesday, 19 July 2016 00:00 Convert 75 cfs of the project release to native release. There will still be a project release of 75 cfs. There is no gate change. Maintain until further notice.
BOR Update
July, 18 2016
GENERAL In order to support the Voluntary Flow Management Program, BOR is releasing project water. Twin Lakes Reservoir Monday, 18 July 2016 07:00 Increase the release of project water by 25 cfs. This 25 cfs increase is a gate change operation. The total project release will be 125 cfs. Maintain until further notice.
BOR Update
July, 18 2016
GENERAL In order to support the Voluntary Flow Management Program, BOR is releasing project water. Twin Lakes Reservoir Monday, 18 July 2016 15:15 Increase the release of project water by 25 cfs. This 25 cfs increase is a gate change operation. The total project release will be 150 cfs. Maintain until further notice.
BOR UPdate
July, 15 2016
Twin Lakes Reservoir Friday, 15 July 2016 09:00 Increase the release of project water by 25 cfs. This 25 cfs increase is a gate change operation. The total project release will be 100 cfs. Maintain until further notice.
Pueblo Board of Water Update
July, 14 2016
Pueblo Water will begin a release from Clear Creek Reservoir of 100 af/day (50.42 cfs) at 06:00 hrs on 7/14/16. This release will be captured in Pueblo Water's LTEC Pueblo Reservoir account starting at 12:00 hrs on 7/15/16 at a rate of 90.43 af/day (45.59 cfs). It is anticipated that this release will continue until about 8/12/16. Pueblo Water also has a release already going from Twin Lakes at a rate of 200 af/day (100.83 cfs) and that release will continue through 8/15/16. Please let me know if you have any questions.
BOR Update
July, 14 2016
GENERAL Convert a portion of the native release to a project release and increase the project water release from Twin Lakes to balance accounts across reservoirs. Twin Lakes Reservoir Thursday, 14 July 2016 00:00 Convert 50 cfs of the native release to a project water release. Thursday, 14 July 2016 15:00 Increase the release of project water by 25 cfs. This 25 cfs increase is a gate change operation. The total project release will be 75 cfs. Maintain until further notice.
BOR Update
July, 13 2016
We're going to cut another 50 cfs at 11:15 today, 12 Jul 16. After the cut, we'll be releasing 250 cfs. Of this, about 103 cfs is account releases and the rest is native.
BOR Update
July, 12 2016
We're going to cut 50 cfs from the Twin release at 11:00 today, 12 Jul 16. After the cut, we'll be releasing 300 cfs, of which about 103 cfs is from accounts and the rest is native.
BOR Update
July, 08 2016
We're going to decrease the Twin native release by 35 cfs at 13:00 today, 8 Jul 16. After the gate operations, we'll be releasing around 375 cfs.
BOR Update
July, 07 2016
We're going to decrease the Twin native release by 95 cfs at 11:00 and another 95 cfs at 12:30 today, 7 Jul 16. After the gate operations, we'll be releasing around 400 cfs. Of this, 153 cfs is account releases and the rest is native.
BOR Update
July, 06 2016
We're going to make two cuts to the Twin release today. The fist is 100 cfs at 07:45 this morning, 6 Jul 16. After that operation, we'll be releasing about 700 cfs. The second cut will be for another 100 cfs at 16:30 this afternoon. After that cut, we'll be releasing about 600 cfs. Of that release, about 103 cfs is from accounts and the rest is native.
BOR Update
July, 03 2016
We will be increasing Twin releases once again. We will increase 75 CFS @ 10:00 and 75 CFS again @ 10:30. After gate operations we will be releasing a total of 800 CFS.
BOR Update
July, 02 2016
We will be increasing Twin releases again due to native inflow. We will increase 75 cfs at 11:30, and an additional 75 at 12:00 . After gate ops we will be releasing a total of 650 cfs.
BOR Update
July, 01 2016
We had quite a bit of native inflow last night. At 11:30, we'll be increasing the flow from Twin by 75 cfs and at 12:00 we'll add another 75 cfs. After the gate operations, we'll be releasing 500 cfs. Of that, about 115 is account releases and the rest is native.
BOR Update
June, 28 2016
We'll be decreasing the Twin release by 50 cfs at 10:30 this morning. After the gate operation, we'll be releasing 350 cfs. Of this about 37 cfs is account releases and the rest is native.
BOR Update
June, 26 2016
Decrease flow by 100 cfs at 1100 hrs. to 500 cfs 37 account the rest native.
BOR Update
June, 25 2016
Reducing release to Lake Creek below Twin Lakes by 200 cfs in two changes. -100cfs @ 1100 &another -100cfs @ 1130.
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.
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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: 1438 (af)

Estimated Program Water Remaining: 13562 (af)

WaterFlow Data

DateWellsville FlowFlow Program
7/22/2016 4:00:00 PM7660
7/21/2016 8:00:00 AM7120
7/20/2016 8:00:00 AM67975
7/19/2016 8:00:00 AM66775
7/18/2016 3:00:00 PM550150
7/18/2016 8:00:00 AM565125
7/17/2016 8:00:00 AM600100
7/16/2016 8:00:00 AM624100
7/15/2016 12:00:00 PM593100
7/14/2016 10:00:00 AM6900
7/13/2016 8:00:00 AM7720
7/12/2016 8:00:00 AM8500
7/11/2016 8:00:00 AM8800
7/10/2016 8:00:00 AM9220
7/9/2016 8:00:00 AM9680
7/8/2016 8:00:00 AM10500
7/7/2016 8:00:00 AM12500
7/6/2016 8:00:00 AM14700
7/5/2016 8:00:00 AM15900
7/4/2016 8:00:00 AM16400
7/3/2016 8:00:00 AM16400
7/2/2016 8:00:00 AM15500
7/1/2016 11:00:00 AM12600
6/28/2016 8:00:00 AM14600
6/27/2016 8:00:00 AM16900
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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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