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Announcements

Water Order FAP 23-02
November, 16 2022
Mount Elbert Powerplant

GENERAL
Project flows from Turquoise and Twin Lakes will be reduced to minimum.

Sugarloaf Dam
Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at 14:00 Hrs.
Decrease the project release to 3 cfs.

Twin Lakes Dam
Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at 14:00 Hrs.
Decrease the project release to 15 cfs.

Maintain these flows until further notice.
Water Order FAP 23-01
November, 14 2022
Mount Elbert Powerplant,

GENERAL
We will begin the winter water program operations on November 15, 2022.

Sugarloaf Dam
Tuesday, November 15, 2022 at 00:00 Hrs.
Convert the release down Lake Fork Creek to project water.
Begin storing 3 cfs of native inflow for Colorado Springs.

Twin Lakes Dam
Tuesday, November 15, 2022 at 00:00 Hrs.
Convert the native release from Twin Lakes to project.

Tuesday, November 15, 2022 at 00:00 Hrs.
Store all native inflows to Twin Lakes for Twin Lakes Canal Company.

Maintain these flows until further notice.
Decrease in Twin Release
October, 12 2022
From USBR:
At 12:00 today, October 12 we will be decreasing the release from Twin Lakes from about 40 cfs to 20 cfs.
Increase in Twin Release
October, 04 2022
From USBR:
The admin is creeping up due to recent precipitation so we'll be increasing the release today from Twin Lakes by 20 cfs at 11:00.
Decrease in Twin release
September, 15 2022
From USBR:
At 09:40 today, 15 Sep, we’re decreasing the native release from Twin from 38 cfs to 15 cfs.
Water Order FAP22-32
September, 09 2022
Mount Elbert Powerplant

GENERAL
The upper reservoirs are balanced.

Sugarloaf Dam
Sunday, September 11, 2022 at 08:00 Hrs.
Decrease the Mt. Elbert conduit flows to bypass and fish hatchery flows.

Maintain until further notice.
Increase in Twin Release
September, 08 2022
From USBR:
The admin accounts have creeped up a bit so we’re going to increase the native release by 40 cfs, from 15 to 55 cfs, at 08:00 this morning, 8 Sep.
Decrease in Twin Release
August, 25 2022
From USBR:
At 13:00 today, 25 Aug, we’ll be decreasing the flow from Twin Lakes to our minimum flow of 15 cfs. The release is almost all native.
Water Order FAP 22-30, Amended
August, 15 2022
Mount Elbert Powerplant

GENERAL
The VFMP will end at 15 Aug. There will be a CFR for Sugarloaf Dam on 15 Aug and for
Twin Lakes Dam on 16 Aug.

Sugarloaf Dam
Wednesday, August 15, 2022 at 08:00 Hrs.
Stop the release from the sleeve valves to Mt. Elbert conduit.

Wednesday, August 15, 2022 at 15:00 Hrs.
Begin a release of 350 cfs of project water from the sleeve valves to Mt. Elbert conduit.

Maintain until further notice.

Twin Lakes Dam
Friday, August 12, 2022 at 02:08 Hrs.
Convert the project release from project water to account. There will be a total of 52.7475 AF of project water released.

Monday, August 15, 2022 at 07:00 Hrs.
Decrease the account Twin release by 35 cfs.

Monday, August 15, 2022 at 07:30 Hrs.
Decrease the Twin release by 35 cfs.

Tuesday, August 16, 2022 at 07:00 Hrs.
Decrease the Twin release by 50 cfs.

Tuesday, August 16, 2022 at 07:15 Hrs.
Decrease the Twin release to by 50 cfs.

Tuesday, August 16, 2022 at 07:30 Hrs.
Decrease the Twin release by 50 cfs.

Tuesday, August 16, 2022 at 07:45 Hrs.
Decrease the Twin release by 50 cfs.

Tuesday, August 16, 2022 at 08:00 Hrs.
Decrease the Twin release to just the jet flow valve.

Tuesday, August 16, 2022 at 13:00 Hrs.
Increase the native Twin release by 50 cfs.

Tuesday, August 16, 2022 at 13:30 Hrs.
Increase the native Twin release by 50 cfs.

Maintain until further notice.
Water Order 22-31
August, 15 2022
Mount Elbert Powerplant

GENERAL
A dive team will inspect Twin Lakes Dam stilling basin.

Twin Lakes Dam
Monday, August 22, 2022 at 08:00 Hrs.
When the dive team is prepared, close the outlet gates to 0. Maintain 30 cfs release through the jet cone valve.

Monday, August 22, 2022 at 15:00 Hrs.
When the inspection has concluded, return to previous flows.

Maintain until further notice.
Decrease in Twin Release
August, 14 2022
From USBR:
Wellsville is at 736 cfs this morning and it looks like the upper Ark is holding fairly steady. We’re going to decrease the release from Wellsville from 397 to 360 at 08:15 this morning, 14 Aug. Of this, 250 cfs is account water and the rest is native.
VFMP - Clear Creek Reservoir Operations
August, 14 2022
From Pueblo Water:
Pueblo Water will be maintaining the outflow from Clear Creek Reservoir steady at about 91 cfs. Effective at 06:00 hrs this morning (8/14) 40.33 cfs (80 af/day) of the outflow will be account water delivered to Pueblo Reservoir. At 18:00 hrs tomorrow (8/15) the outflow from Clear Creek will be cut to about 50 cfs – all native pass-through. On 8/16 we’ll be standing by to fill the hole created by the Twin Lakes shut down for inspection.
VFMP - Clear Creek Reservoir Operations
August, 12 2022
From Pueblo Water:
We will be maintaining the outflow from Clear Creek Reservoir steady at about 91 cfs. Effective at 06:00 hrs this morning (8/12) 50.42 cfs (100 af/day) of the outflow will be account water delivered to Pueblo Reservoir.
Water Order FAP22-30 (later amended)
August, 12 2022
Mount Elbert Powerplant

GENERAL
The VFMP will end at 15 Aug. There will be a CFR for Sugarloaf Dam on 15 Aug and for
Twin Lakes Dam on 16 Aug.

Sugarloaf Dam
Monday, August 15, 2022 at 10:00 Hrs.
Stop the release from the sleeve valves. When the inspection is complete, begin to release the native inflow at a rate to match the flows at the Lake Fork Above Sugarloaf gauge.

Maintain until further notice.

Twin Lakes Dam
Thursday, August 11, 2022 at 04:30 Hrs.
Convert the project release from project water to account. There will be a total of 52.7475 AF of project water released.

Monday, August 15, 2022 at 07:00 Hrs.
Decrease the account Twin release by 35 cfs.

Monday, August 15, 2022 at 07:30 Hrs.
Decrease the Twin release by 35 cfs.

Tuesday, August 16, 2022 at 07:00 Hrs.
Decrease the Twin release by 50 cfs.

Tuesday, August 16, 2022 at 07:30 Hrs.
Decrease the Twin release by 50 cfs.

Tuesday, August 16, 2022 at 08:30 Hrs.
Decrease the Twin release by 50 cfs.

Tuesday, August 16, 2022 at 09:00 Hrs.
Decrease the Twin release by 50 cfs.

Tuesday, August 16, 2022 at 09:30 Hrs.
Decrease the Twin release by 50 cfs.

Tuesday, August 16, 2022 at 10:00 Hrs.
Decrease the Twin release by 50 cfs.

Tuesday, August 16, 2022 at 13:00 Hrs.
Increase the native Twin release by 50 cfs.

Tuesday, August 16, 2022 at 13:30 Hrs.
Increase the native Twin release by 50 cfs.

Maintain until further notice.
Water Order FAP 22-29
August, 11 2022
Mount Elbert Powerplant

GENERAL
Project releases to support the VFMP will be adjusted.

Twin Lakes Dam
Thursday, August 11, 2022 at 00:00 Hrs.
Convert 25 cfs of the native release to project. The project release will be 300 cfs.

Maintain until further notice.
Increase in Twin Release
August, 10 2022
From USBR:
We’re increasing the Twin release by 20 cfs to 400 cfs this morning. We’ll be releasing 275 cfs of project and almost all the rest as native.
VFMP - Clear Creek Reservoir Operations
August, 10 2022
From Pueblo Water:
We will be maintaining the outflow from Clear Creek Reservoir steady at about 93 cfs. Effective at 06:00 hrs this morning (8/10) 40.33 cfs (80 af/day) of the outflow will be account water delivered to Pueblo Reservoir.
Water Order FAP 22-28
August, 09 2022
Mount Elbert Powerplant

GENERAL
Project releases to support the VFMP will be adjusted.

Twin Lakes Dam
Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at 00:00 Hrs.
Convert 75 cfs of the native release to project. The project release will be 275 cfs.

Maintain until further notice.
Water Order FAP 22-27
August, 08 2022
Mount Elbert Powerplant

GENERAL
Project releases to support the VFMP will be adjusted.

Twin Lakes Dam
Monday, August 8, 2022 at 00:00 Hrs.
Convert 50 cfs of the native release to project. The project release will be 200 cfs.

Maintain until further notice.
VFMP - Clear Creek Reservoir Operations
August, 08 2022
From Pueblo Water:
We will be maintaining the outflow from Clear Creek Reservoir steady at about 93 cfs. Effective at 06:00 hrs this morning (8/8) 25.21 cfs (50 af/day) of the outflow will be account water delivered to Pueblo Reservoir.
Increase in Twin Release
August, 07 2022
From USBR:
We’re adding 10 CFS at 07:30 to support VFMP flows at Wellsville.
VFMP - Clear Creek Reservoir Operations
August, 06 2022
From Pueblo Water:
We will be maintaining the outflow from Clear Creek Reservoir steady at about 93 cfs. Effective at 06:00 hrs this morning (8/6) 20.17 cfs (40 af/day) of the outflow will be account water delivered to Pueblo Reservoir.
Water Order FAP 22-26
August, 05 2022
Mount Elbert Powerplant

GENERAL
Balance the project accounts between Turquoise Lake and Twin Lakes.

Sugarloaf Dam
Saturday, August 6, 2022 at 08:00 Hrs.
Increase the project water flow through Mt. Elbert Conduit to 350 cfs.

Maintain until further notice.
Water Order FAP 22-25
August, 04 2022
Mount Elbert Powerplant

GENERAL
Project releases to support the VFMP will be adjusted.

Twin Lakes Dam
Thursday, August 4, 2022 at 00:00 Hrs.
Convert 25 cfs of the project release to native. The project release will be 150 cfs.

Maintain until further notice.
Decrease in Twin Release
August, 03 2022
From USBR:
We’re going to decrease the release from Twin by 20 cfs at 08:00 this morning, 3 Aug. After the gate operation, we’ll be releasing 305 cfs, 175 cfs of project and almost all of the rest native.
VFMP - Clear Creek Reservoir Operations
August, 03 2022
From Pueblo Water:
We will be maintaining the outflow from Clear Creek Reservoir steady at about 94 cfs. Effective at 06:00 hrs this morning (8/3) 15.12 cfs (30 af/day) of the outflow will be account water delivered to Pueblo Reservoir.
Water Order FAP 22-24
August, 02 2022
Mount Elbert Powerplant

GENERAL
Project releases to support the VFMP will be adjusted. Mt. Elbert Conduit will be used to
move project water from Turquoise Reservoir to Twin Lakes.

Sugarloaf Dam
Tuesday, August 2, 2022 at 09:00 Hrs.
Increase the release to the Conduit from the bypass flow to 200 cfs,

Twin Lakes Dam
Tuesday, August 2, 2022 at 00:00 Hrs.
Convert 50 cfs of the project release to native. The project release will be 175 cfs.

Maintain until further notice.
Increase in Twin Release
July, 31 2022
From USBR:
We’re going to add another 10 cfs to the release this morning at 07:30, 31 Jul. After the gate op, we’ll be releasing 330 cfs, 225 of project and almost all of the rest native.
VFMP - Clear Creek Reservoir Operations
July, 31 2022
From Pueblo Water:
We will be maintaining the outflow from Clear Creek Reservoir steady through the weekend at 94 cfs. Effective at 06:00 hrs this morning (7/31) 25.21 cfs (50 af/day) of the outflow will be account water delivered to Pueblo Reservoir.
Water Order FAP 22-23
July, 30 2022
Mount Elbert Powerplant

GENERAL
Project releases to support the VFMP will be adjusted.

Twin Lakes Dam
Saturday, July 30, 2022 at 00:00 Hrs.
Convert 25 cfs of the native release to project. The project release will be 225 cfs. 

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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: 9999 (af)

Estimated Program Water Remaining: 1 (af)

WaterFlow Data

DateWellsville FlowFlow Program
8/15/2022 7:00:00 AM6900
8/14/2022 7:00:00 AM7390
8/13/2022 7:00:00 AM7420
8/12/2022 7:00:00 AM74226.5
8/11/2022 7:00:00 AM735300
8/10/2022 7:00:00 AM718275
8/9/2022 7:00:00 AM700275
8/8/2022 7:00:00 AM694200
8/7/2022 7:00:00 AM732150
8/6/2022 7:00:00 AM714150
8/5/2022 7:00:00 AM738150
8/4/2022 7:00:00 AM744150
8/3/2022 7:00:00 AM769175
8/2/2022 7:00:00 AM727175
8/1/2022 7:00:00 AM726225
7/31/2022 7:00:00 AM708225
7/30/2022 7:00:00 AM705225
7/29/2022 7:00:00 AM732200
7/28/2022 7:00:00 AM692180
7/27/2022 7:00:00 AM674180
7/26/2022 7:00:00 AM765180
7/25/2022 7:00:00 AM765200
7/24/2022 7:00:00 AM735200
7/23/2022 7:00:00 AM714200
7/22/2022 7:00:00 AM718100
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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
 38660°F
 38260°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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