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Announcements

Clear Creek Increase
July, 23 2018
Today at 1800 hrs Clear Creek Reservoir will be increasing our release by approx. 20 cfs. Unless we have another significant rain event like yesterday (.94"), we will be shutting down this 20 cfs release sometime in the morning of 7-25
Rob Notice attached to WO FAP18-34
July, 19 2018
The Outfitting Community has requested that the BOR maintain an approx. 150 VFMP cfs release until further notice in order to stretch the VFMP water out until approx. August 12th. Therefore, you may see flows below 550 cfs at Wellsville... it all depends on how much rain we receive.
WO FAP 18-34
July, 19 2018
As requested by Colorado Parks and Wildlife and in support of the Voluntary Flow Management Program, Reclamation will decrease its project release from Twin Lakes Reservoir to Pueblo Reservoir. Decrease the Project release from Twin Lakes into Lake Creek by 50 cfs to 150 cfs. Increase the native release by 50 cfs. There is no gate change.
Clear Creek Increase
July, 16 2018
At 0900 hrs on Monday 7/16 Pueblo Water will be increasing the release from Clear Creek Reservoir by approx. 15 cfs. If inflow increases greatly overnight due to the rain, Pueblo Water will need to increase the discharge more.
Twin Lakes Decrease (WO FAP 18-33)
July, 13 2018
As requested by Colorado Parks and Wildlife and in support of the Voluntary Flow Management Program, Reclamation will decrease its project release from Twin Lakes Reservoir to Pueblo Reservoir. Decrease the Project release from Twin Lakes into Lake Creek by 50 cfs. After the gate operation, the total release will be 286 cfs, of which 200 cfs is project water.
Increase in VFMP Water
July, 13 2018
he Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) has responded to Colorado Parks and Wildlife request to provide an additional 8,000 acre feet of VFMP water above and beyond the 10,000 acre feet of VFMP water the BOR had already committed to. The BOR, in consultation with the Southeastern Colorado Water Conservancy District (SECWCD), has agreed to provide 3,100 acre feet of additional VFMP water. The two agencies came to this conclusion following a careful examination of water and storage availability, the possibility of a continued drought and contractual concerns with water owners/providers.
Twin Lakes Increase (WO FAP 18-32)
July, 12 2018
As requested by Colorado Parks and Wildlife and in support of the Voluntary Flow Management Program, Reclamation will increase its project release from Twin Lakes Reservoir to Pueblo Reservoir. Increase the Project release from Twin Lakes into Lake Creek by 20 cfs. After that gate operation, the total release will be 340 cfs, of which 250 cfs is project water.
Clear Creek Decrease
July, 11 2018
At 1800 hrs today, Clear Creek will reduce it's release by approx. 5-7 cfs.
Twin Lakes Increase (WO FAP 18-31)
July, 10 2018
As requested by Colorado Parks and Wildlife and in support of the Voluntary Flow Management Program, Reclamation will increase its project release from Twin Lakes Reservoir to Pueblo Reservoir. Increase the Project release from Twin Lakes into Lake Creek by 50 cfs. After the gate operation, the total release will be 325 cfs, of which 230 cfs is project water.
Twin Lakes Decrease (WO FAP 18-30)
July, 09 2018
As requested by Parks and Wildlife, we will decrease our project release that is currently supporting the Voluntary FLow management Program. Decrease the release from Twin Lakes to Lake Creek by 20 cfs. After the gate operation, the total release will be 275 cfs, of which 180 cfs is project water.
Twin Lakes Decrease (WO FAP 18-29)
July, 06 2018
As requested by Parks and Wildlife, BOR will decrease the project release that is currently supporting the Voluntary Flow Management Program. Decrease the release from Twin Lakes to Lake Creek by 20 cfs. After the gate operation, the total release will be 305 cfs of which 200 cfs is project water.
Twin Lakes Decrease (WO FAP 18-28)
July, 05 2018
As requested by Parks and Wildlife, BOR will decrease their release that is currently supporting the Voluntary Flow Managment Program. Decrease the release from Twin Lakes to Lake Creek by 40 cfs. After the gate operation, the total release will be 325 cs, of which 220 cfs is project water.
Account Adjustment (WO FAP 18-27)
July, 05 2018
Per a phone conversation with Colorado Parks and Wildlife on July 4, 2018, BOR made an adjustment to decrease the project release that is currently supporting the VFMP. This adjustment is made by converting some of the project water being released to native, which will help balance the admin account. Convert 40 cfs of project water currently being release to native water. After this adjustment, the total amount of project water being release is 260 cfs. Total release to Lake Creek remains at 365 cfs. No physical gate operation is performed.
Clear Creek Reservoir Gate Cut
July, 03 2018
Today at noon Pueblo Water will be cutting the gates at Clear Creek by 20 cfs (from 50 cfs to 30 cfs). The admin account is trending negative. All the water is native bypass.
Clear Creek Reservoir Back Fill
July, 03 2018
The Bureau of Reclamation will back-fill the Pueblo Water cut-back (20 cfs reduction) from Twin by adding 20 cfs of VFMP water to the 280 cfs of VFMP water already being released from Twin.
Twin Lakes Increase
July, 03 2018
In order to support the Voluntary Flow Management Program, BOR will increase project water release. Increase the project water release from Twin Lakes by 20 cfs. After the gate change, the total project water release will be 300 cfs. Total release to Lake Creek will be 365 ( project, native, and accounts) maintain this release until further notice.
Twin Lakes Increase
July, 02 2018
In order to support the Voluntary Flow Management Program, BOR will begin releasing project water. Increase release of project water by 155 cfs. After this gate change, we will be releasing a total of 280 cfs of project water. Maintain this release until further notice.
Twin Lakes Conversion
July, 01 2018
In order to support the Voluntary Flow Management Program, BOR will begin releasing project water. BOR will take over a 125 cfs release currently being made by Pueblo Water from Twin Lakes and convert that release to project water. This will require no gate change.
Clear Creek Reservoir to Pueblo Reservoir Release
July, 01 2018
The release from Clear Creek has dropped just a little to 155 cfs due to lower head on the lake. Pubelo Water will continue to hold at 155 cfs but the breakout starting at 06:00 hrs 7/1 is 55 cfs native and 100 cfs account water. At 09:00 hrs on 7/2 Pueblo Water will cut the gates to 50 cfs, all native. In order to offset the Clear Creek cut, Twin Lakes should add 105 cfs at 07:00 hrs on 7/2.
BOR Update
May, 10 2017
Runoff has started. We're going to increase the Twin release by another 100 cfs in 2 50 cfs increments on 10 May. The first 50 cfs increase will be at 0900. The second 50 cfs increase will be at noon. After the gate changes, we'll be releasing 324 cfs. Of this, about 33 is account release and the rest is native.
BOR Update
May, 08 2017
We're going to increase the release from Twin by 50 cfs at 13:30, 8 May 17. After the gate op, we'll be releasing 178 cfs. Of this, about 33 cfs is from account releases and the rest is from native.
BOR Update
May, 01 2017
We're going to increase the Twin release by 40 cfs at 11:15 this morning, 1 May 17. After the gate operation, we'll be releasing 128 cfs. There's about 2.5 cfs of account releases in the river and the rest is native.
BOR Update
April, 27 2017
We will be increasing Lake Creek Below By 20 CFS. The Change will occur at 0730 .We will be increasing from 67 CFS to 87 CFS Total Release
BOR Update
April, 11 2017
We're going to increase the release from Twin by 40 cfs this morning about 10:45 am. The release will total 70 cfs after the gate operation, all of which is native.
BOR Update
April, 03 2017
GENERAL There is sufficient native inflow to maintain minimum flows in Lake Fork and Lake Creek. Saturday, 1 April 2017 00:00 Twin Lakes Dam Saturday, 1 April 2017 00:00 Convert the 15 cfs release down Lake Creek from project water to native.
BOR Update
March, 22 2017
GENERAL There is sufficient space in Twin Lakes in anticipation of spring imports. Twin Lakes Dam Wednesday, 22 March 2017 08:00 Decrease the project release from Twin Lakes Dam down Lake Creek by 90 cfs to 115 cfs. Thursday, 23 March 2017 08:00 Decrease the project release from Twin Lakes Dam down Lake Creek by 75 cfs to 40 cfs. Friday, 24 March 2017 08:00 Decrease the project release from Twin Lakes Dam down Lake Creek by 25 cfs to 15 cfs. Maintain this release until further notice.
BOR Update
March, 14 2017
Winter water storage ends at midnight. I have a slightly negative admin account so I'm not going to wait until 8 am on the 15th to increase the release of native flows down Lake Creek. At 8 am, we'll increase the flows from Twin by 15 cfs, from 230 cfs to 245 cfs. Of this, 205 cfs is project, 26 cfs is account and the rest will be native.
BOR Update
March, 13 2017
"Winter water storage ends on Wednesday. We're starting with a slightly negative admin account so rather than beginning a release of native at midnight, we'll start at 8 am. Right now, the native inflow is about 15 cfs. We'll be adjusting this as inflows change." Water Order FAP 17-05 Twin Lakes Wednesday, 15 March 2017 00:00 Discontinue the Twin Lakes Canal Co winter storage. Release the native inflow to the river.
BOR Update
March, 06 2017
Pueblo Water will be increasing their release from Twin Lakes at noon, 6 Mar 17, by 25cfs. After the gate change, we'll be releasing about 231 cfs. Of this, 205 cfs is project water and the rest is account releases. Twin Lakes Canal Company will continue to store native inflows until 15 Mar.
BOR Update
January, 11 2017
"The snowpack is hitting historic levels in the collection system. We're going to increase the flow from Turquoise to Twin to 350 cfs to draft Turquoise in anticipation of high levels of imports. That will mean a corresponding increase in the release from Twin. We'll be increasing from 165 to 205 cfs." Thursday, 12 January 2017 08:00 Increase the release from Twin Lakes to Lake Creek from 165 cfs to 205 cfs. 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: 13440 (af)

Flow Program Releases: 4205 (af)

Estimated Program Water Remaining: 9235 (af)

WaterFlow Data

DateWellsville FlowFlow Program
7/13/2018 11:00:00 AM408200
7/12/2018 1:30:00 PM284250
7/10/2018 10:00:00 AM284230
7/9/2018 1:00:00 PM398180
7/6/2018 10:30:00 AM383200
7/5/2018 1:30:00 PM378220
7/4/2018 8:00:00 AM333260
7/3/2018 11:00:00 AM308300
7/1/2018 7:00:00 AM283280
1/12/2018 11:00:00 AM3110
12/11/2017 1:00:00 PM4160
12/6/2017 12:00:00 PM4160
11/14/2017 3:15:00 PM6690
11/6/2017 10:00:00 AM6180
11/2/2017 9:00:00 AM6200
10/27/2017 9:00:00 AM5650
10/21/2017 12:00:00 PM6000
10/9/2017 12:00:00 PM5600
10/9/2017 12:00:00 PM5600
10/4/2017 10:00:00 AM5580
9/29/2017 8:00:00 AM4120
9/28/2017 8:00:00 AM4520
9/26/2017 8:00:00 AM3600
9/24/2017 8:00:00 AM4600
9/23/2017 12:00:00 PM3250
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Water Temps & Daily Averages

DateWellsville Flow Daily Average (cfs)Salida Boat Ramp Temperature
 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 
 259 
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