Releases Archive

 

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

For the latest release information, please visit our Releases page.

2017 McPhee Release Update

Thursday June 22, 2017:  Downstream releases are at 600 CFS and will hold there until 7:00 AM tomorrow morning before beginning to drop at a rate of 25 CFS every 3 hours again. This pattern of dropping 200 CFS for a day, then holding for a day will continue until flows reach 78 CFS. CPW

2017 McPhee Release Update

Wednesday June 21, 2017:  Dolores River inflows dropped again last night, triggering the ramp-down below boatable flows to begin this morning.  Downstream releases are at 800 CFS and dropping slowly at 25 CFS every 3 hours. Releases will continue to fall at this rate until they reach 600 CFS, then will hold at 600 for

2017 McPhee Release Update

Tuesday June 20, 2017:  Dolores River inflows dropped last night, but may hang on a little longer.  Downstream releases are at 1,100 CFS and dropping slowly at 50 CFS every 3 hours until we see what tonight’s peak snowmelt brings down.  Flows will remain above 800 CFS today and won’t ramp down before Wednesday morning

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