SHORT TERM CHANGES NEXT WEEK, FLOWS RISING, ROUGH FOOTING IN THE STREAM BED.
Friday July 7, 2017: Releases below McPhee have been at 78 CFS for over a week now. Some special releases from CPW will start next week to hinder non-native Small Mouth Bass (SMB) spawning down river. Releases below McPhee will remain at 78 CFS through this weekend and start rising Monday morning. Starting from 78 CFS at 8:00 AM Monday the releases will rise to 450 CFS by midnight 12:00 AM Tuesday July 11. The releases will remain at 450 CFS through 4:00 PM Thursday July 13. Then the flows will ramp back down to 78 CFS by early Friday morning (4:00 AM).
Help Guide the Future
The survey remains open for awhile to provide feedback on your boating experience. Please take some time to complete the American Whitewater survey at:
The survey responses will inform and help shape future managed release planning efforts.
Call 970-882-2164 Extension 5, 1 or 6 if you have questions.
Dolores River Boating Advocates: www.doloresriverboating.org
American Whitewater: http://www.americanwhitewater.org/content/River/detail/id/385/.
Dolores Gage: https://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?09166500
McPhee Elevation & Capacity: http://www.dwr.state.co.us/SurfaceWater/data/detail_tabular.aspx?ID=MCPRESCO&MTYPE=ELEV
Dolores below McPhee: http://www.dwr.state.co.us/SurfaceWater/data/detail_graph.aspx?ID=DOLBMCCO&MTYPE=DISCHRG
Slickrock Gage: https://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?09168730
Bedrock Gage: http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?09171100