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Announcements

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.
Clear Creek Water Update
December, 09 2015
Pueblo Water will be installing a new gate position sensor at Clear Creek Reservoir tomorrow (12/9). The installation will include calibration which will require cycling the gate open. It is anticipated that for a short duration around midday the release form Clear Creek may be as high as 300 cfs. Once the gate cycling is completed Pueblo Water will calculate the total amount released and will request that amount to be stored in its Non-Project Pueblo Reservoir account after applying the appropriate transit loss and time. Please let me know if you have any questions.
BOR Update
November, 16 2015
Sunday, 15 November 2015 00:00 Convert an additional 25 cfs to a project release for a total project water release of 200 cfs. No physical gate change required. Monday, 16 November 2015 11:00 Increase the release of project water to 225 cfs. After the gate change operation, the total release will be 225 cfs. Maintain until further notice.
BOR Update
November, 16 2015
GENERAL We began the winter water program operations on Sunday, November 15, 2015. Sugarloaf Dam Sunday, November 15, 2015, at 0000 Hours Decrease the total release from Sugarloaf Dam to Lake Fork Creek to 3 cfs. Convert 2.5 cfs of the outflow from Sugarloaf Dam to Lake Fork Creek to a project run. Begin storing 3 cfs of native flow for Colorado Springs. Twin Lakes Dam Sunday, November 15, 2015, at 0000 Hours Begin storing all native flow water for Twin Lakes Canal Company. Using project water from Twin Lakes, maintain a minimum flow of at least 15 cfs in Lake Creek.
BOR Update
November, 12 2015
Twin Lakes Reservoir Wednesday, 4 November 2015 08:00 Increase the release of project water to 100 cfs. After the gate operation, the total release including native and account releases will be 125 cfs. Thursday, 12 November 2015 08:00 Increase the release of project water to 175 cfs. After the gate operation, the total release including native and account releases will be 200 cfs. Tuesday, 17 November 2015 08:00 Increase the release of project water to 250 cfs. After the gate operation, the total release including native and account releases will be 300 cfs. Maintain until further notice.
BOR Update
November, 03 2015
Twin Lakes Reservoir
Wednesday, 4 November 2015 08:00
Increase the release of project water to 65 cfs. After the gate operation, the total release including native and account releases will be 125 cfs.
Thursday, 5 November 2015 08:00
Increase the release of project water to 150 cfs. After the gate operation, the total release including native and account releases will be 200 cfs.
Thursday, 5 November 2015 08:00
Increase the release of project water to 250 cfs. After the gate operation, the total release including native and account releases will be 300 cfs.
Maintain until further notice.
BOR Update
October, 28 2015
We're going to increase the native release from Twin Lakes by 15 cfs today, 28 Oct 15 at 11:30. After the gate operation, we will be releasing 65 cfs down Lake Creek. Of this, 15 cfs is project, about 2 will be account releases and the rest is native.
BOR Update
October, 26 2015
We had some moisture in various forms over the weekend. We'll be increasing the release from Twin Lakes by 15 cfs at noon today, 26 Oct 15 to release some of the native flows. After the gate operation, we'll be releasing a total of 50 cfs of which 15 is project, less than 1 cfs is from accounts and the rest is native.
BOR Update
October, 23 2015
GENERAL
Continuing to balance project water between the reservoirs.
Twin Lakes Reservoir
Friday, 23 October 2015 12:00
Decrease the release of project water to 20 cfs. There is no gate operation.
Maintain until further notice.
BOR Update
October, 19 2015
GENERAL
Continuing to balance project water between the reservoirs.
Twin Lakes Reservoir
Sunday, 11 October 2015 00:00
Increase the release of project water to 35 cfs.
Maintain until further notice.
BOR Update
October, 07 2015
As native inflows continue to drop off, we will decrease the Twin Lakes release by 30 cfs at 12:00 pm, 6 Oct 2015.  After the gate change, we will be releasing about 35 cfs, almost all of which is native.
BOR Update
October, 06 2015
We're going to decrease the release at Twin Lakes by 8 cfs at 11:15, 5 Oct 15. After the gate operation, we'll be releasing 65 cfs, almost all of which is native.
BOR Update
September, 28 2015
At 10:00, 28 Sep 15, we'll increase the release from Twin Lakes by 20 cfs. The increase is in account releases. After the gate change, we'll be releasing 42 cfs of which about 20.5 is account and the rest native.
BOR Update
September, 28 2015
Rather than increasing the release from Twin today, the operators have requested we wait until the maintenance is finished on Tuesday. We'll remain at 22 cfs today. When the release begins after maintenance tomorrow, we'll release 70 cfs. We'll remain at 70 cfs until 16:00 hours, Weds 30 Sep. At that time, we'll decrease the flow to close to the native inflow.
BOR Update
September, 23 2015
We're going to decrease the Twin release by another 5 cfs at 10:30 this morning, 23 Sep 15. After the gate change, we'll be releasing 25 cfs, of which 20 cfs is native.
BOR Update
September, 22 2015
We're fine tuning the release from Twin by decreasing it by 5 cfs at 0900 today, 22 Sep 15. After the gate operation, we'll be releasing about 4 cfs of account water and 25 cfs of native.
BOR Update
September, 03 2015
Native inflows continue to decrease. Reclamation will decrease the release from Twin Lakes Dam by 22 cfs as of 1045 on 3 September 2015.  This should bring the total release from Twin Lakes Reservoir to about 25 cfs, almost all of which is native.
BOR Update
August, 31 2015
As native inflows are decreasing, we will decrease the native release from Twin Lakes Reservoir by 50 cfs at 1045 am August 31, 2015.  Almost all of the water being released is native.
BOR Update
August, 18 2015
GENERAL
End movement of project water to Pueblo Reservoir.
Twin Lakes Reservoir
Tuesday, 18 August 2015 00:00
Convert the release of project water to Lake Creek from 20 cfs to 0 cfs. There is no gate change associated with this conversion.
Maintain until further notice.
BOR Update
August, 17 2015
The release from Twin Lakes will decrease by 110 cfs at 0845 on 17 August.  After the gate change we will be releasing 202 cfs, about 33 cfs of account water, 120 cfs project water, and the remainder native
AHRA Update
August, 14 2015
The Board of Water Works, Pueblo is currently releasing 139 cfs of water from Twin Lakes. This release was being made to support the VFMP goal of maintaining 700 cfs at the Wellsville Gage. On Monday (08.17.15) the BOR will curtail this release by implementing a 15% reduction per day per the VFMP guidelines. By Tuesday (08.18.15) at the latest, the entire 139 cfs release of Pueblo water from Twin Lakes will be curtailed.
The Board of Water Works, Pueblo also needs to move some water from Clear Creek Reservoir to Lake Pueblo. They will move the water in a 15 cfs release starting at 12:00 hrs on Monday (08.17.15) and continue the 17 cfs release through approximately Sunday, November 15th (see below).
It is anticipated that native flows will continue to drop unless the monsoon moisture patterns continue to effect the upper Arkansas River Valley.
BOR Update
August, 13 2015
We're going to cut the release from Twin by 20 cfs at 09:30 today, 13 Aug 15. After the gate operation, we'll be releasing 312 cfs. Of this, 120 cfs is project water, 173 cfs is account and the rest is native.
We anticipate holding this release until Monday, 17 Aug. At 0800, we'll begin to decrease the account release to 32 cfs in a manner to not exceed a 15% change in the flow at Wellsville. We'll have more information about this Monday morning.
Flow Update from AHRA
August, 12 2015
There have been questions about the VFMP release. At this time, no project water is being released to support VFMP rafting flows. Project water and Pueblo Board of Water Works account water is being released from Twin Lakes to move water down to Pueblo Reservoir. These releases are not part of the VFMP 10,000 AF. PBWW has been willing to increase their flows before 15 August as a courtesy to the recreational community.
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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
4/22/2016 12:00:00 PM3530
3/30/2016 4:00:00 PM2860
3/14/2016 10:00:00 AM2980
3/3/2016 8:00:00 AM3250
2/25/2016 9:00:00 AM3740
2/22/2016 2:00:00 PM3670
2/12/2016 10:00:00 AM4740
1/12/2016 8:00:00 AM4800
12/18/2015 2:00:00 PM5630
12/10/2015 8:00:00 AM5880
11/16/2015 8:00:00 AM6000
11/12/2015 8:00:00 AM5000
11/3/2015 8:00:00 AM4520
10/26/2015 8:00:00 AM4120
10/24/2015 8:00:00 AM4400
10/22/2015 6:00:00 PM4600
10/21/2015 8:00:00 AM3500
10/19/2015 8:00:00 AM3150
10/7/2015 8:00:00 AM3320
10/6/2015 8:00:00 AM3390
9/28/2015 8:00:00 AM2980
9/23/2015 8:00:00 AM3390
9/22/2015 8:00:00 AM3280
9/16/2015 8:00:00 AM3320
9/11/2015 8:00:00 AM3780
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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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