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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.
BOR Update
August, 10 2015
We're going to begin to decrease the native release at Twin today with a 20 cfs cut at 08:30, 10 Aug 15. After the gate op, we'll be releasing 340 cfs, of which 120 cfs is project, 139 cfs is account and the rest is native.
BOR Update
August, 07 2015
GENERAL
Continuing to balance project water in the reservoirs.
Twin Lakes Reservoir
Friday, 7 August 2015 00:00
Convert the release of project water to Lake Creek from 100 cfs to 120 cfs. There is no gate change associated with this conversion.
Maintain until further notice.
BOR Update
August, 07 2015
Pueblo Board of Water Works is increasing their release from Twin Lakes to help support rafting on the Arkansas River this weekend. At 15:00, 7 Aug 15, we'll increase the release from Twin Lakes by 50 cfs. After the gate operation, we'll be releasing 360 cfs, of which 120 cfs is project, 139 is account and the rest native.
BOR Update
August, 06 2015
GENERAL
Continuing to balance project water in the reservoirs.
Twin Lakes Reservoir
Wednesday, 5 August 2015 00:00
Convert the release of project water to Lake Creek from 60 cfs to 100 cfs. The total release down Lake Creek will remain at 260 cfs.
Maintain until further notice.
BOR Update
August, 05 2015
It didn't take long to release the rain water. At 07:30 this morning, 5 Aug 15, we'll decrease the Twin Lakes release by 75 cfs from 335 cfs to 260 cfs. After the gate operation, we'll be releasing 60 cfs of project water, 40 cfs of accounts and the rest native.
BOR Update
August, 04 2015
We had some rain in the basin yesterday. To pass the inflow, we're going to increase the release from Twin Lakes by 50 cfs at 07:30, 4 Aug 15. After the gate change, we'll be releasing 335 cfs. Of that, 60 is project water, about 42 is from accounts and the rest is native.
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.
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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
8/31/2015 8:00:00 AM4600
8/30/2015 8:00:00 AM4820
8/29/2015 8:00:00 AM4960
8/28/2015 8:00:00 AM4910
8/27/2015 11:00:00 AM4910
8/26/2015 8:00:00 AM4820
8/25/2015 8:00:00 AM4820
8/24/2015 8:00:00 AM4870
8/23/2015 8:00:00 AM4960
8/22/2015 8:00:00 AM5190
8/21/2015 8:00:00 AM5380
8/20/2015 8:00:00 AM5530
8/18/2015 8:00:00 AM6790
8/17/2015 9:00:00 AM7420
8/16/2015 8:00:00 AM7780
8/15/2015 8:00:00 AM8020
8/14/2015 8:00:00 AM7720
8/13/2015 8:00:00 AM7660
8/12/2015 8:00:00 AM7480
8/11/2015 11:00:00 AM7660
8/10/2015 8:00:00 AM7360
8/9/2015 8:00:00 AM7660
8/8/2015 8:00:00 AM7720
8/7/2015 8:00:00 AM7180
8/6/2015 8:00:00 AM7120
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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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