Releases Archive

 

This data is provisional and subject to change due to Dolores River inflow, future precipitation, weather patterns, managed release criteria and use.

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2017 McPhee Release Update

Thursday May 25, 2017:  McPhee releases are running 400+/- CFS.  At midnight, start of Friday, releases will continue ramping down to 200 CFS by midnight start of Saturday.  Final ramp down starts midnight Sunday and reaches 75 CFS midday Sunday 5/28.  Lake elevation is at 6917.2 and finally rising.  McPhee should gain 3’+ over the

2017 McPhee Release Update

Monday May 22, 2017:  McPhee releases are ramping down to 600 CFS by midnight Tuesday in 6+ hours and then hold for 24 hours through Tuesday to midnight start of Wednesday when they start the next step down to 400 CFS over 24 hours.  Then 24 hours at 400 CFS, then down to 200 CFS

2017 McPhee Release Update

Thursday May 18, 2017:  McPhee releases will have one last bounce to 1,000 CFS for this final weekend.  Releases will ramp up starting Friday morning and then start ramping down starting noon Sunday May 21 to 800 CFS by midnight.  From there releases drop to 600 CFS over 24 hours, then hold for 24 hours,

2017 McPhee Release Update

Monday May 15, 2017:  McPhee releases are back down to 800 CFS, minimum boatable flows today, after the weekend.  CPW is conducting fish surveys all week at 800 CFS.  Boatable releases (800 CFS minimum) will last through the afternoon of Sunday May 21.  We will provide a final update on next weekend’s, May 20 &

2017 McPhee Release Update

Thursday May 11, 2017:  McPhee releases are down to 800 CFS, minimum boatable flows today, Thursday May 11.   Boatable releases (800 CFS minimum) will last through the afternoon of Sunday May 21.  For the upcoming weekend May 13 & 14 we will increase downstream releases to 1,000 CFS, starting early Friday, then back down to

2017 McPhee Release Update

Monday May 8, 2017:  McPhee releases are at 2500 CFS and dropping to 800 CFS by Thursday May 11.  Based on the lower May 1st inflow forecast we are not certain about boating releases making it to Memorial Day near the end of May. Boatable releases (800 CFS minimum) will last through the afternoon of

2017 McPhee Release Update

Thursday May 4, 2017:  McPhee release is at 4,000 CFS today and runs Friday & Saturday, until the start of Sunday at 12:00 AM, then ramp down starts at 800 CFS per 24 hours until we hit 800 CFS on May 11.    The May 1st inflow forecast dropped again.  McPhee releases may not make

2017 McPhee Release Update

Monday May 1, 2017:  McPhee releases continue as scheduled.   Today:  Releases will be at Optimum Flows, 1,900 – 2,100.  Starting tomorrow, Tuesday May 2, flows will start ramping up at 1,200 CFS per day (over 40 hours) to reach 4,000 CFS midnight, 12:00 AM, Thursday May 4 at McPhee dam.  These flows will run at

2017-4-27 McPhee Release Update

2017 McPhee Release Update   Thursday April 27, 2017:  McPhee releases continue as scheduled.    Today – May 1:  Releases will be at Optimum Flows, 1,900 – 2,100.   May 2 – May 8:  Releases will be High Flows, 2,100+   May 4, 5 & 6:  Releases will be High Flows at 4,000 CFS +/-

April 24, 2017

2017 McPhee Release Update   Monday April 24, 2017:  McPhee releases are ramping up to meet the schedule below.     April 25 – May 1:  Releases will be at Optimum Flows, 1,900 – 2,100, for at least 7 days.  May 2 – May 8:  Releases will be High Flows, 2,100+  May 4, 5 & 6: