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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McPhee Release Update for Thursday June 13, 2019

McPhee is currently releasing high flows of approximately 3,400 CFS downstream. Managers increased releases on Sunday to 2,600 CFS to abate reservoir elevation gain as inflows into McPhee Reservoir exceeded projected peak inflows over the weekend. After receiving new forecast information Tuesday June 11th, releases were increased to 3,000 CFS yesterday morning. Current inflow forecasts

McPhee Release Update for Wednesday June 12, 2019

McPhee is currently releasing high flows of approximately 3,000 CFS downstream. Managers increased releases on Sunday to 2,600 CFS to abate reservoir elevation gain as inflows into McPhee Reservoir exceeded projected peak inflows over the weekend. After receiving new forecast information Tuesday June 11th, releases were increased to 3,000 CFS this morning, where they remain.

McPhee Release Update for Tuesday June 11, 2019

McPhee is currently releasing high flows of approximately 2,600 CFS downstream. Managers increased releases on Sunday to 2,600 CFS to abate reservoir elevation gain as inflows into McPhee Reservoir exceeded projected peak inflows over the weekend. After receiving new forecast information today, releases are now expected to increase to high flows of approximately 3,000 CFS

McPhee Release Update for Monday June 10, 2019

McPhee is currently releasing approximately 2,600 CFS downstream. Managers increased releases on Sunday to 2,600 CFS to abate reservoir elevation gain as inflows into McPhee Reservoir exceeded projected peak inflows over the weekend. Releases are expected to remain at approximately 2,000 to 2,600 CFS through this week and next weekend, June 15th and 16th, as

McPhee Release Update for Thursday June 6, 2019

McPhee is currently releasing approximately 1,000 CFS downstream, as flows ramp up to 1,200 CFS by Friday morning. On Friday June 7th, releases will continue to ramp up from 1,200 CFS, reaching at least 2,000 CFS by the morning of Saturday June 8th, for optimal boating flows. Releases will continue to ramp up from 2,000

McPhee Release Update for Monday June 3, 2019

McPhee is currently releasing 400 CFS downstream. Downstream flows will remain at 400 CFS until the morning of Wednesday June 5th, when releases will begin to ramp up, which will bring releases to 800 CFS by Thursday morning, June 6th. On June 6th, flows will continue to ramp up until reaching at least 1,200 CFS

McPhee Release Update for Thursday May 30, 2019

McPhee is currently releasing 800 CFS downstream for scheduled CPW fish surveys in Slickrock Canyon. Downstream flows will remain at 800 CFS through noon today, Thursday May 30th, when releases will begin to ramp down. Flows will ramp down starting at noon until reaching 600 CFS on the morning of Friday May 31st. Flows will

McPhee Release Update for Tuesday May 28, 2019

The Memorial Day weekend release of 1,200 CFS ended this morning, and flows have ramped down to 800 CFS for scheduled CPW fish surveys in Slickrock Canyon. Flows will remain at 800 CFS through noon on Thursday May 30th, when releases will begin to ramp down at the standard rate of 100 CFS per day.

McPhee Release Update for Wednesday May 22, 2019

The managed release for Memorial Day weekend has begun. Today, McPhee is releasing 400 CFS downstream as it ramps up to 1,200 CFS by the morning of Friday May 24th at a rate of about 400 CFS/day. The 1,200 CFS flows will be maintained through Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday of Memorial Day weekend. On

Monday May 20, 2019 McPhee Release Update

Today’s update is largely unchanged from lats week’s. McPhee continues to release temperature suppression flows of about 100 CFS downstream on top of the current fishery releases, bringing the total releases to approximately 140 CFS. These flows will run until the beginning of the managed release or “spill”, which will start after noon tomorrow, Tuesday