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BOR Update
May, 19 2015
At 10:30, 19 May 15, we'll decrease the release from Twin Lakes to 133 cfs. After the gate change, we will be releasing a total of 121 cfs.
At this time, CSU will increase their exchange from Turquoise to 50 cfs, Twin Lakes Canal Company will be storing native flows, BOR will be releasing 50 cfs of project water, Pueblo West will be releasing 32 cfs.
BOR Update 9:20 am
May, 14 2015
We'll be increasing the native release from Twin by 50 cfs at 10:00 this morning. After teh gate change, we'll be releasing a total of 100 cfs, almost all of which is native.
BOR Update 9:50 am
May, 14 2015
Twin Lakes
Monday, 18 May 2015 08:00
Begin a release from Twin Lakes down Lake Creek of 50 cfs.
Maintain until further notice.
BOR Update
May, 13 2015
Twin Lakes Canal Company is no longer storing the native inflow to Twin Lakes so we'll begin releasing it down Lake Creek an extra 25 cfs 13 May 2015 at 17:15. After the gate change'we'll be releasing 50 cfs, almost of all of which is native. 
BOR Update
May, 12 2015

With the inflows we can take through the Mt Elbert Conduit and release down Lake Creek falling, we're going to decrease the Twin release by 30 cfs at 11:30. After the gate change, we'll be releasing 25 cfs, almost all of which is native.
BOR Update
May, 11 2015
At 12:15, were going to increase the Twin release by 70 cfs. This will reflect native water from Turquoise and Halfmoon being released thru Twin Lakes
BOR Update
May, 09 2015
The river call is such that Twin Lakes Canal Company can store the native inflows into Twin Lakes. Beginning at 22:00 hours tonight, we'll decrease the release from Twin by 50 cfs. We'll continue to decrease 50 cfs every 15 minutes until we've reached the minimum release of 15 cfs. We will continue to release 15 c.d.s. until the river call changes.
BOR Update
May, 09 2015
We're going to decrease flows out of twinlakes, native inflows have slowed down. We will cut 75 cfs, native at 10:45, May 9 2015. from 287 cfs to 212 cfs.
BOR Update
May, 05 2015
We're going to increase the native release from Twin by an additional 35 cfs at 1500 hours, 5 May 15. After the gate change, we'll be releasing a total of 180 cfs, all but about 5 of which is native.
BOR Update
May, 04 2015
We're going to start diverting Halfmoon Creek so we're going to increase the Twin release by 25 cfs at 13:30 hours, 4 May 15. After the gate change, we'll be releasing 145 cfs. About 5 cfs is from account releases and the rest is native.
BOR Update
April, 24 2015
The native inflow has been increasing. At 17:00 hours, 24 April, we'll increase the native release from Twin by 50 cfs. After the gate change the release from Twin will be 120 cfs. All but about 2 cfs of this will be native.
BOR Update
April, 15 2015
We have a couple of accounts moving water downstream from Twin. At 08:00, we'll increase from 64 cfs to 105 cfs. We'll hold at 105 until 08:00 on the 17th, then decrease to 65 cfs. Between the increase today and the decrease Friday, 52 cfs of the water being released will be from accounts and the rest will be native.
BOR Update
April, 09 2015
There's been a slight increase in account releases from Twin and a slightly larger increase in native inflows. At 10:30, 9 April 15, we'll increase the release from Twin Lakes by 10 cfs to a total of 64 cfs. That will leave us with about 3 cfs from accounts and the rest from native.
BOR Update April 1, 2015
April, 01 2015
GENERAL
There is sufficient project space available for anticipated imports.

Twin Lakes Reservoir
Wednesday, April, 2015, at 1030 Hours
 
Decrease the project release from Twin Lakes from 43 cfs to 0 cfs. The total release from Twin Lakes will decrease from 90 cfs to 50 cfs.
BOR Update
March, 20 2015
The snowpack has stopped building. While it's entirely possible it will start accumulating again this spring, I'm going to stop moving water from Turquoise to Twin through the conduit for the moment. We have sufficient space for the forecast imports.
BOR Update
March, 18 2015
GENERAL
Twin Lakes has sufficient space for imports to allow a reduction in the release.
Twin Lakes Reservoir
Wednesday, March 18, 2015, at 0700 Hours
Decrease the release from Twin Lakes from 112 cfs to 90 cfs. Of the 90 cfs, 72 cfs will be from the project account.
BOR Update
March, 16 2015
Twin Lakes Reservoir
Sunday, March 15, 2014, at 0000 Hours
 
Discontinue the Twin Lakes Canal Co winter storage. Release the native inflow to the river.
BOR Update
March, 05 2015
Pueblo West will end their 48 cfs release at midnight on 28 Feb. PBWW will stop their 91 cfs release from Twin Lakes at noon on 2 Mar.
Phil, between 0000 hours, 1 Mar 15 and 1200 hours 2 Mar 15, we will be releasing 160 cfs of project water.
At noon on 2 Mar, we'll reduce the Twin release from 252 cfs to 113 cfs. Of that release, 112 cfs will be from project water.
AHRA Update
February, 16 2015
The Bureau of Reclamation is closely monitoring snow conditions daily to plan all releases from Twin Lakes.
BOR Update
February, 11 2015
We will increase the release from Twin by 50 cfs at noon to 251 cfs. BWWP is moving water down now to reduce the impact on the fishery in the spring.  112 cfs of the 251  is project, the rest is account.
BOR Update
February, 06 2015
At 12:00 hours, 9 Feb 15, we're going to increase the flow from Twin Lakes by 28 cfs to release additional account water. The flow will go from 173 fs to 201 cfs. We expect to continue this release through the end of the month.
BOR Update
February, 05 2015
We'll be increasing the account release from Twin by 48 cfs at 1500 hours, 5 Feb 2014. Beginning 0000 hours on 6 Feb, we'll be releasing a total of 61.4 cfs for accounts and 112 cfs of project.
BOR Update
January, 14 2015
GENERAL
Space is available in the upper reservoirs for operations. Releases for winter drawdown will continue at a lower flow.
Twin Lakes
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 09:30 hours
Decrease the project release to 112 cfs.

Maintain until further notice.
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.
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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
5/11/2015 8:00:00 AM5530
5/5/2015 4:00:00 PM6840
5/4/2015 8:00:00 AM5290
4/28/2015 8:00:00 AM4360
4/24/2015 8:00:00 AM4440
4/15/2015 8:00:00 AM3670
4/9/2015 8:00:00 AM3670
4/6/2015 8:00:00 AM3530
4/2/2015 8:00:00 AM4240
3/20/2015 8:00:00 AM4280
3/18/2015 8:00:00 AM4440
3/16/2015 8:00:00 AM4280
3/3/2015 8:00:00 AM4320
2/16/2015 8:00:00 AM5680
2/11/2015 8:00:00 AM5480
2/4/2015 8:00:00 AM4480
1/23/2015 8:00:00 AM4600
1/14/2015 8:00:00 AM5980
1/12/2015 8:00:00 AM5040
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
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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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