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BOR Update
November, 15 2016
GENERAL Winter water operations begin on Tuesday, November 15, 2016. Twin Lakes Dam Tuesday, November 15, 2016, at 0000 Hours Begin storing all native flow water for Twin Lakes Canal Company. Convert the native release down Lake Creek to a project release. Tuesday, November 15, 2016, at 0800 Hours Increase the release from Twin Lakes down Lake Creek by 50 cfs. Wednesday, November 16, 2016, at 0800 Hours Increase the release from Twin Lakes down Lake Creek by 50 cfs.
BOR Update
November, 01 2016
We're going to decrease the Twin release by 3 cfs today at 14:00. After the gate change, we'll be releasing 15 cfs.
BOR Update
October, 24 2016
We're going to decrease the Twin release down Lake Creek by 10 cfs at 14:00 today, 24 Oct 16. After the gate op, we'll be releasing 18 cfs of which about half of a cfs is account and the rest native.
BOR Update
October, 17 2016
We'll stop the flow down Lake Fork Creek this morning for about 3 hours to allow for some maintenance.
BOR Update
October, 12 2016
At 10:45 this morning, we're going to increase the release from Twin down Lake Creek by 15 cfs to a total of 31 cfs.
BOR Update
September, 19 2016
We're going to decrease the Twin release by 20 cfs at 13:30 today, 19 Sep 16. After the release, we'll have 15 cfs in the river and less than a cfs of account releases.
BOR Update
September, 15 2016
We're decreasing the Twin release by 30 cfs at noon today, 15 Sep 16. After the gate op, we'll be releasing 35 cfs. Of this, about 0.5 cfs is from accounts and the rest is native.
BOR Update
September, 14 2016
We're going to cut the native release by another 10 cfs at noon today, 14 Sep 16. After the gate op, we'll be releasing 65 cfs. Of this, a little over half a cfs is accounts and the rest is native. Expect the releases to continue to decline this week.
BOR Update
September, 12 2016
With the falling inflow, we're going to decrease the Twin release by 50 cfs at noon today, 12 Sep 16. After the gate op, we'll be releasing 75 cfs down Lake Creek. Of this, about half a cfs is from accounts and the rest is native.
BOR UPdate
August, 30 2016
Due to continuing precipitation, as of 0945 on 30 August 2016 we are increasing the release of native water by 25 cfs from Twin Lakes Dam to Lake Creek. Almost all of the release is native water.
BOR UPdate
August, 26 2016
In response to recent rains, we will be increasing the native water release from Twin Lakes Dam to Lake Creek by 50 cfs at 1030 on August 25, 2016 resulting in a total discharge of about 93 cfs. Almost all of the water being released is native water, less than 1 cfs is account water.
BOR Update
August, 22 2016
At noon today, 22 Aug 16, we're going to make a cut of 15 cfs to the native release from Twin Lakes. After the gate operation, we'll be releasing 40 cfs. Of this, about 1 cfs is account releases and the rest is native.
BOR Update
August, 19 2016
Now that we've gotten the VFMP project release from Twin stopped, we're going to decrease the native. At 10:00 this morning, 19 Aug 16, we're going to decrease the release by 71 cfs. This will leave us at 63 cfs. Of that, about 1 cfs is account release and the rest is native.
BOR Update
August, 18 2016
We planned on cutting 10 cfs of project this morning at 8. At that time, we also cut an additional 60 cfs of native releases for a total cut of 70 cfs
BOR Update
August, 15 2016
GENERAL Managing the admin account and VFMP releases. Twin Lakes Reservoir Sunday, 14 August 2016 10:30 Increase the project release by 50 cfs. There will be 255 cfs of project water being released from Twin Lakes in support of the VFMP. Monday, 15 August 2016 08:00 Decrease the project release by 70 cfs. There will be 185 cfs of project water being released from Twin Lakes in support of the VFMP. Tuesday, 16 August 2016 08:00 Decrease the project release by 95 cfs. There will be 90 cfs of project water being released from Twin Lakes in support of the VFMP. Wednesday, 17 August 2016 08:00 Decrease the project release by 80 cfs. There will be 10 cfs of project water being released from Twin Lakes in support of the VFMP. Thursday, 18 August 2016 08:00 Decrease the project release by 10 cfs. There will be no project water being released from Twin Lakes in support of the VFMP. Maintain until further notice.
Clear Creek Update
August, 12 2016
Well I had hoped to not have to make another gate change until after the 15th but the inflow keeps dropping. So today 8-12 I will be reducing the release from CC at 1800 hrs. to approx. 40 cfs total release down from the current 60.8 cfs.
BOR UPdate
August, 12 2016
GENERAL Managing the admin account and VFMP releases. Twin Lakes Reservoir Friday, 12 August 2016 16:00 Increase the project release by 115 cfs. There will be 205 cfs of project water being released from Twin Lakes in support of the VFMP. There will be a gate operation to increase the release from Twin by 40 cfs. 75 cfs of native release will be converted to a project release. Maintain until further notice.
BOR Update
August, 11 2016
At 10:30 this morning, 11 Aug 16, we're going to increase the Twin native release by 25 cfs. After the gate op, we'll be releasing a total of 375 cfs. Of this, 90 cfs is project releases in support of the VFMP, about 102 is from accounts and the rest is native.
BOR UPdate 1
August, 09 2016
GENERAL Managing the admin account and VFMP releases. Twin Lakes Reservoir Tuesday, 9 August 2016 00:00 Replace 25 cfs the native release with project water from Twin Lakes. There will be 50 cfs of project water being released from Twin Lakes in support of the VFMP. Maintain until further notice.
BOR Update 2
August, 09 2016
GENERAL Managing the admin account and VFMP releases. Twin Lakes Reservoir Tuesday, 9 August 2016 12:30 Increase the project release by 40 cfs. There will be 90 cfs of project water being released from Twin Lakes in support of the VFMP. Maintain until further notice.
Clear Creek Update
August, 08 2016
At 1000 hrs today 8-7 I will be reducing the release from Clear Creek Reservoir by approx. 65 CFS bring the total release to approx. 110 CFS.
BOR Update
August, 08 2016
We're going to reduce the native release from Twin. As of midnight, I'm replacing 25 cfs of the native release with project water. So, as of midnight, there will be 25 cfs of project released in supposrt of the VFMP, about 102 cfs of account and the rest is native. At 13:30 today, 8 Aug 16, I'm also going to reduce the native release from Twin by 75 cfs. After the gate op, we'll be releasing 309 cfs. Of that, 25 cfs is project, about 102 cfs is account and the rest is native.
BOR Update
August, 05 2016
GENERAL Managing the admin account and VFMP releases. Twin Lakes Reservoir Friday, 5 August 2016 00:00 Replace 80 cfs the project release with native water from Twin Lakes. There will be no project water being released from Twin Lakes in support of the VFMP. There is no gate operation. Maintain until further notice.
Clear Creek Update 1
August, 05 2016
With the heavy rain we received last night I will be increasing our release from CC at 0830 hrs today. My new target release will be approx. 150 CFS, our current release is 80 CFS. Over the coming days I will be making several gate changes to keep up with the changing inflow. Since Wellsville is so far above 700 CFS at this time, my notices will be close to the time they are made. If Wellsville gets back down below 750 I'll give at least 2 hrs notice before I make changes.
Clear Creek Update 2
August, 05 2016
Looks like I need to move the gates higher today. So at 1345 hrs. I will increase our release to approx. 180 CFS.
BOR Update
August, 04 2016
GENERAL Managing the admin account and VFMP releases. Twin Lakes Reservoir Thursday, 4 August 2016 00:00 Replace 80 cfs the project release with native water from Twin Lakes. There will be a total of 80 cfs of project water being released from Twin Lakes in support of the VFMP. There is no gate operation. Maintain until further notice.
BOR Update
August, 03 2016
We're going to increase the Twin release at noon today, 3 Aug 16, by 25 cfs of native. After the gate op, we'll be releasing 390 cfs. Of this, 160 cfs is project water released in support of the VFMP, about 102 cfs is from accounts and the rest is native.
BOR Update
August, 01 2016
GENERAL Managing the admin account and VFMP releases. Twin Lakes Reservoir Sunday, 31 July 2016 00:00 Replace 100 cfs the project release with native water from Twin Lakes. There will be a total of 210 cfs of project water being released from Twin Lakes in support of the VFMP. There is no gate operation. Monday, 1 August 2016, 09:30 Decrease the Twin project release by 50 cfs. After the gate operation, there will be 160 cfs of project water being released. Maintain until further notice.
BOR Update
July, 29 2016
GENERAL Managing the admin account and VFMP releases. Twin Lakes Reservoir Friday, 29 July 2016 15:30 Increase the project release from Twin Lakes by 50 cfs. After the gate operation, there will be a total of 310 cfs of project water being released from Twin Lakes in support of the VFMP. Maintain until further notice.
BOR Update
July, 28 2016
GENERAL Managing the admin account and VFMP releases. Twin Lakes Reservoir Thursday, 28 July 2016 09:00 Convert 25 cfs of the native release to project release. Increase the project release from Twin Lakes by 25 cfs. After the gate operation, there will be a total of 260 cfs of project water being released from Twin Lakes in support of the VFMP. Maintain until further notice.
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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: 10000 (af)

Flow Program Releases: 8291 (af)

Estimated Program Water Remaining: 1709 (af)

WaterFlow Data

DateWellsville FlowFlow Program
11/15/2016 9:00:00 AM3020
11/1/2016 1:15:00 PM3080
10/24/2016 1:15:00 PM3110
10/13/2016 8:00:00 AM3350
10/5/2016 8:00:00 AM2750
9/26/2016 1:00:00 PM3150
9/15/2016 8:00:00 AM3930
9/9/2016 8:00:00 AM4280
9/8/2016 8:00:00 AM4320
9/7/2016 8:00:00 AM4520
9/6/2016 8:00:00 AM4600
9/5/2016 8:00:00 AM5000
9/4/2016 8:00:00 AM5100
8/30/2016 8:00:00 AM4600
8/29/2016 8:00:00 AM4160
8/28/2016 8:00:00 AM4160
8/27/2016 8:00:00 AM4400
8/26/2016 8:00:00 AM4480
8/25/2016 8:00:00 AM3860
8/24/2016 8:00:00 AM3860
8/23/2016 8:00:00 AM3560
8/22/2016 11:15:00 AM3640
8/19/2016 8:00:00 AM4740
8/18/2016 8:00:00 AM4910
8/17/2016 8:00:00 AM54810
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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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