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Announcements

Water Order FAP 21-14
April, 08 2021
GENERAL
Inflows to Ruedi Reservoir from the Fryingpan River will reach levels that place the Fryingpan Arkansas Project in priority.

West Slope Collection System
When Appropriate
Regulate diversions to meet the minimum flow requirements as measured at the Thomasville Gauge on the Fryingpan River. Begin diverting any additional water available through Boustead Tunnel.

Fryingpan Minimum Flows at Thomasville Gage

Date: Min Flow (cfs)
Oct. 1 - Mar. 31: 30
Apr. 1 - Apr. 30: 100
May 1 - May 31: 150
Jun. 1 - Jun. 30: 200
Jul. 1 - Jul. 31: 100
Aug. 1 - Aug 31: 75
Sep 1 - Sep 30: 65
Water Order FAP 21-13 Amended
March, 25 2021
GENERAL
Twin Lakes is being drafted for spring imports.

Twin Lakes Dam
Friday, March 26, 2021 at 11:00 Hrs.
Begin a release of 50 cfs of project water. The total release will be 65 cfs.

Friday, March 26, 2021 at 12:00 Hrs.
Increase the release of project water to 100 cfs. The total release will be 115 cfs.

Friday, March 26, 2021 at 12:30 Hrs.
Increase the release of native water to 45 cfs. The total release will be 145 cfs.

Maintain until further notice.
Water Order FAP 21-12
March, 15 2021
GENERAL
Winter water is over.

Sugarloaf Dam
Monday, March 15, 2021 at 00:00 Hrs.
Convert the 3 cfs project release to native.

Twin Lakes Dam
Monday, March 15, 2021 at 00:00 Hrs.
Stop storing native flows for Twin Lakes Canal Company.

Maintain until further notice.
Water Order FAP21-11
March, 09 2021
GENERAL
One unit at the powerplant will be able to generate by Wednesday, March 10. The forebay will be filled in anticipation of power generation.

Sugarloaf Dam
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 10:30 Hrs.
Increase the release to 370 cfs from the sleeve valves to the conduit.

Maintain until further notice.
Water Order FAP 21-10
March, 05 2021
GENERAL
One unit at the powerplant should be able to generate by Friday, March 12. The forebay will be filled in anticipation of power generation.

Sugarloaf Dam
Friday, March 5, 2021 at 12:00 Hrs.
Release 200 cfs from the sleeve valves to the conduit.

Maintain until further notice.
Water Order FAP21-09
February, 19 2021
GENERAL
Mt. Elbert Forebay will be drawn down at the end of pumping before a dual outage on February 22, 2021. The forebay will be filled before the conduit is closed.

Sugarloaf Dam
Monday, February 22, 2021 at 08:00 Hrs.
Decrease the release from the sleeve valves to 100 cfs.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 08:00 Hrs.
Stop the release through the sleeve valves. Maintain bypass flows.

Maintain until further notice.
Water Order FAP21-08
February, 18 2021
GENERAL
There will be a dual outage at Twin Lakes so flows through the conduit will be increased until it begins

Sugarloaf Dam
Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 13:30 Hrs.
Increase the release from the sleeve valves to 385 cfs.

Maintain until further notice.
Water Order FAP21-07
February, 17 2021
GENERAL
Native inflow has accumulated at Turquoise. It will be released down Lake Creek.

Twin Lakes Dam
Monday, February 15, 2021 at 00:00 Hrs.
Convert the 15 cfs project release to Lake Fork native release.

Maintain until further notice.
Water Order 21-06
February, 16 2021
GENERAL
Project storage between Turquoise and Twin needs to be balanced.

Sugarloaf Dam
Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 12:00 Hrs.
Release 250 cfs from the sleeve valves to the conduit.

Maintain until further notice.
Water Order FAP21-5
December, 09 2020
GENERAL
The snowpack in the collection system is below average.

Sugarloaf Dam
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 14:00 Hrs.
Stop the release through the sleeve valves. Maintain the bypass release.

Twin Lakes Dam
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 15:00 Hrs.
Decrease the project release to 68 cfs.

Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 15:00 Hrs.
Decrease the project release to 15 cfs. Maintain a release of 3 cfs for accounts. This is a total release of 18 cfs from Twin Lakes.

Maintain these flows until further notice.
Water Order FAP21-04
November, 13 2020
GENERAL
We will begin the winter water program operations on November 15, 2020.

Sugarloaf Dam
Sunday, November 15, 2020 at 00:00 Hrs.
Convert the release down Lake Fork Creek to 3 cfs of project water.
Begin storing 3 cfs of native inflow for Colorado Springs.

Monday, November 16, 2020 at 08:00 Hrs.
Begin a release of 200 cfs from the sleeve valves to Mt Elbert Conduit and maintain the current bypass release until further notice.

Twin Lakes Dam
Friday, November 13, 2020 at 00:00 Hrs.
Convert the 100 cfs native release from Twin Lakes to project.

Sunday, November 15, 2020 at 00:00 Hrs.
Store all native inflows to Twin Lakes for Twin Lakes Canal Company.

Maintain these flows until further notice.
Water Order FAP21-03
November, 02 2020
GENERAL
Native inflows are increasing.

Sugarloaf Dam
Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at 08:00 Hrs.
Stop the release from the sleeve valves and maintain the current bypass release until further notice.

Twin Lakes Dam
Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at 08:00 Hrs.
Convert 15 cfs of the project water release from Twin Lakes to native.
Water Order FAP20-2
October, 27 2020
GENERAL
There is a possibility of dual outages at Mt. Elbert powerplant.

Sugarloaf Dam
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 11:00 Hrs.
Begin releasing 350 cfs of project water from the sleeve valves to Mt. Elbert conduit.

Maintain until further notice.
Water Order FAP21-01
October, 06 2020
GENERAL
Converting native release to project to increase the admin account.

Twin Lakes Dam
Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at 00:00 Hrs.
We will begin releasing 15 cfs of project water from Twin Lakes and about 2 cfs of account water.
Water Order FAP 20-48
August, 18 2020
GENERAL
WAPA has requested flows for power generation.

Sugarloaf Dam
Tuesday, August 17, 2020 at 07:30 Hrs.
Release 380 cfs from the sleeve valves to the conduit.
Maintain until further notice.
Water Order FAP 20-47
August, 17 2020
GENERAL
The VFMP ends August 15.

Twin Lakes Dam
Saturday, August 15, 2020 at 12:00 Hrs.
Replace 168.05 cfs of account release with project water for a total project release of 498.05 cfs. There is no gate operation.

Sunday, August 16, 2020 at 12:00 Hrs.
Decrease the project release by 100 cfs. This is a gate operation.

Sunday, August 16, 2020 at 17:00 Hrs.
Decrease the project release by 100 cfs. This is a gate operation.

Monday, August 17, 2020 at 00:00 Hrs.
Convert 100 cfs of the project release to native. There is no gate operation.

Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at 12:00 Hrs.
Convert 100 cfs of the native release to an account release from CPW. Decrease the project release by 100 cfs. This is a gate operation.

Friday, August 21, 2020 at 07:00 Hrs.
Stop the CPW account release. This will be a total decrease of 100 cfs.

Friday, August 21, 2020 at 08:00 Hrs.
Stop the project release. This will be a total decrease of 50.
Water Order FAP 20-46
August, 13 2020
GENERAL
The native inflow decreased.

Twin Lakes Dam
Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 09:00 Hrs.
Increase the project release by 25 cfs to a total of 325 cfs.
Water Order FAP 20-45
August, 12 2020
GENERAL
The native inflow decreased.

Twin Lakes Dam
Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 09:00 Hrs.
Increase the project release by 50 cfs to a total of 300 cfs.
Water Order FAP 20-44
August, 11 2020
GENERAL
The native inflow decreased.

Twin Lakes Dam
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 09:00 Hrs.
Increase the project release by 25 cfs to a total of 250 cfs.
Water Order FAP 20-43
August, 10 2020
GENERAL
The native inflow decreased.

Twin Lakes Dam
Monday, August 10, 2020 at 09:00 Hrs.
Increase the project release by 40 cfs to a total of 225 cfs.
Water Order FAP 20-42
August, 07 2020
GENERAL
The native inflow decreased.

Twin Lakes Dam
Friday, August 7, 2020 at 00:00 Hrs.
Set the project release to 125 cfs.

Friday, August 7, 2020 at 16:00 Hrs.
Increase the project release by 60 cfs to a total of 185 cfs.
Water Order FAP 20-41
August, 06 2020
GENERAL
The native inflow increased.

Twin Lakes Dam
Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 00:00 Hrs.
Set the project release to 100 cfs.
Water Order FAP 20-40
August, 04 2020
GENERAL
The native inflow increased.

Twin Lakes Dam
Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 00:00 Hrs.
Set the project release to 125 cfs.
Water Order FAP 20-39
August, 03 2020
GENERAL
The admin account is approaching 0.

Twin Lakes Dam
Monday, August 3, 2020 at 00:00 Hrs.
Set the project release to 175 cfs.
Water Order FAP 20-38
August, 02 2020
GENERAL
Native flows are declining.

Twin Lakes Dam
Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 00:00 Hrs.
Convert 25 cfs of the native release from Twin Lakes to a project release. The project release will be 175 cfs.

Sunday, August 2, 2020 at 00:00 Hrs.
Convert the remaining native release from Twin Lakes of 40.6 cfs to a project release. Total project release will be 215.6 cfs. The entire release from Twin Lakes will be Project and Account water.
Water Order FAP 20-36
July, 31 2020
GENERAL
Native flows are declining.

Twin Lakes Dam
Friday, July 31, 2020 at 00:00 Hrs.
Convert 100 cfs of the project release to a native release. The project release will be 100 cfs.

Friday, July 31, 2020 at 10:00 Hrs.
Increase the release by 50 cfs of project water.
Water Order FAP 20-37
July, 31 2020
GENERAL
Technical Services Center will conduct a channel capacity survey.

Sugarloaf Dam
Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 15:30 Hrs.
Increase the release down Lake Fork Creek by 40 cfs of project water (40 cfs total PW) to a total of 50 cfs.

Friday, August 7, 2020 at 07:30 Hrs.
Increase the release down Lake Fork Creek by 50 cfs of project water (90 cfs total PW) to a total of 100 cfs.

Friday, August 7, 2020 at 15:00 Hrs.
Decrease the release down Lake Fork Creek by 25 cfs of project water (65 cfs total PW) to a total of 75 cfs.

Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 07:300 Hrs.
Decrease the release down Lake Fork Creek by 25 cfs of project water (40 cfs total PW) to a total of 50 cfs.

Sunday, August 9, 2020 at 07:30 Hrs.
Decrease the release down Lake Fork Creek by 25 cfs of project water (15 cfs total PW) to a total of 25 cfs.

Monday, August 10, 2020 at 07:30 Hrs.
Stop the project release down Lake Fork Creek. Maintain a native release of 10 cfs.
Water Order FAP 20-35
July, 23 2020
GENERAL
Pueblo Water will increase their release from Twin Lakes by 84 cfs.

Twin Lakes Dam
Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 12:00 Hrs.
Convert 84 cfs of the project release to an account release. The project release will be 56 cfs.
Water Order FAP 20-35a
July, 23 2020
Amending the start time for the conversion from project to account:
GENERAL
Pueblo Water will increase their release from Twin Lakes by 84 cfs.

Twin Lakes Dam
Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 10:00 Hrs.
Convert 84 cfs of the project release to an account release. The project release will be 56 cfs.
Water Order FAP 20-35b
July, 23 2020
GENERAL
Pueblo Water will increase their release from Twin Lakes by 84 cfs. Precipitation increasedthe native inflow.

Twin Lakes Dam
Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 00:00 Hrs.
Convert 84 cfs of the project release to an account release. Convert 56 cfs of the projectrelease to native. The project release will be 0.
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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: 8590 (af)

Estimated Program Water Remaining: 1410 (af)

WaterFlow Data

DateWellsville FlowFlow Program
8/15/2020 7:00:00 AM730407.5
8/14/2020 7:00:00 AM754325
8/13/2020 7:00:00 AM700315.625
8/12/2020 7:00:00 AM690281.25
8/11/2020 7:00:00 AM712240.625
8/10/2020 7:00:00 AM700210
8/9/2020 7:00:00 AM730185
8/8/2020 7:00:00 AM754185
8/7/2020 7:00:00 AM643145
8/6/2020 7:00:00 AM684100
8/5/2020 7:00:00 AM690125
8/4/2020 7:00:00 AM700125
8/3/2020 7:00:00 AM706175
8/2/2020 7:00:00 AM724215.6
8/1/2020 7:00:00 AM730175
7/31/2020 7:00:00 AM695129.1667
7/30/2020 7:00:00 AM7420
7/29/2020 7:00:00 AM8020
7/28/2020 7:00:00 AM8740
7/27/2020 7:00:00 AM9160
7/26/2020 7:00:00 AM8320
7/25/2020 7:00:00 AM7300
7/24/2020 7:00:00 AM7000
7/23/2020 7:00:00 AM7180
7/22/2020 7:00:00 AM658120
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Water Temps & Daily Averages

DateWellsville Flow Daily Average (cfs)Salida Boat Ramp Temperature
6/5/2019 50°F
 37462°F
 34959°F
 34659°F
 34259°F
 33962°F
 36764°F
 41262.5°F
 40162°F
 38260°F
 38660°F
 38260°F
 34661°F
 315 
 328 
 37164°F
 32563°F
 31164°F
 31163°F
 31162°F
 298 
 27663°F
 25962°F
 26762°F
 264 
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