Releases Archive – Page 2

 

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

6:00 PM Monday June 19, 2017:  Releases below McPhee started ramping up this morning and are currently at approximately 1,350 CFS.  Downstream releases may reach as high as 1,500 CFS by midnight (posted earlier as a maximum of 1,200 CFS).  We’ll continue to monitor and make adjustments and update posts as needed. Over the weekend

2017 McPhee Release Update

Monday June 19, 2017:  Releases below McPhee started ramping up today at 8:00 AM and will continue to increase at approximately 150 CFS per hour for about 5 hours. Downstream releases will be at 800 CFS around noon today and may reach as high as 1,200 CFS by midnight. Over the weekend Dolores inflows to

2017 McPhee Release Update

Friday June 16, 2017:  Releases below McPhee started ramping down yesterday and are at 600 CFS through tomorrow morning.  Saturday morning the releases will ramp down to 400 CFS by Sunday morning, then hold for 24 hours.  The cycle repeats down to 200 CFS and then to the final 78 CFS release rate.  CPW will

2017 McPhee Release Update

Wednesday June 14, 2017:  Due to the low temperatures, inflows into McPhee Reservoir have dropped rapidly during the last 24 hours. Downstream releases remain at minimal boating flows of 800 CFS. Release plans have not changed from yesterday. Boatable releases of no less than 800 CFS will continue until the morning of Thursday, June 15th,

2017 McPhee Release Update

Tuesday June 13, 2017:  Inflows into McPhee Reservoir continue dropping as the seasonal recession takes its course. Downstream releases fell from 1,000 CFS down to 800 CFS overnight in order to preserve elevation as, during the night, a brief low-pressure system from the west passed over the headwaters, temporarily reducing streamflow in the upper Dolores

2017 McPhee Release Update

Monday June 12, 2017:  McPhee inflows continue dropping and releases are following from 1,400 CFS down to 1,000 CFS over approximately 24 hours.  Boatable releases, 800+ CFS will continue at least until Wednesday morning 10:00 AM June 14.  Beyond that is unpredictable at this time. Unclear how much snow quantitatively remains, but cooler weather coming

2017 McPhee Release Update

Sunday June 11, 2017:  McPhee inflows are very slowly dropping, so we continue releasing excess runoff downstream.  Releases below McPhee will continue between 1,400 – 1,800 CFS, targeting 1,600 CFS by 6:00 PM tonight to run through Monday.  Boatable releases, 800+ CFS will continue into Wednesday June 14.  Unclear how much snow quantitatively remains, but cooler

2017 McPhee Release Update

Saturday June 10, 2017:  Steady as she goes.  McPhee inflows are down just slightly from yesterday so downstream releases are holding at 1,800 CFS for now.   Rafting releases will eventually drop gradually, but we’ll have boatable 800 CFS releases through Tuesday June 13, possibly into Wednesday.  The forecast cooler weather hits on Monday, so near

2017 McPhee Release Update

Friday June 9, 2017:  Surprise! McPhee inflows rose last night thru early this morning and peaked back near 2,800 CFS.  Therefore downstream releases are up to 1,600 CFS and will sustain for 24 hours at least, ranging between 1,800 down to 1,200 CFS for a few days.  The encore rafting will extend into Tuesday June

2017 McPhee Release Update

Thursday June 8, 2017:  Dolores River inflows up slightly from yesterday, but down from the peak 3 days ago.  Inflow is dropping a few hundred CFS per day putting us on track to start ramping down below 800 CFS late Sunday to Tuesday.  Our downstream releases are at 1,300 today while we hold elevation and