SHORT TERM HIGH FLOWS STILL IN EFFECT, FLOWS DROPPING, ROUGH FOOTING IN THE STREAM BED.
Thursday July 13, 2017: Releases below McPhee are currently still at 450 CFS and will decrease to 200 CFS this afternoon. These special releases from CPW are intended to hinder non-native Small Mouth Bass (SMB) spawning down river. Releases will remain at 450 CFS through 3:00 PM today, then flows flows will ramp back down to 78 CFS by early tomorrow 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