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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April 20, 2017 Update

2017 McPhee Release Update   Thursday April 20, 2017:  McPhee releases continue at boatable flows of 1,100 to 1,900 CFS through the near term 3 – 5 days.     April 25 – May 1:  Releases will be at Optimum Flows, 1,900 – 2,100, for at least 7 days.  May 2 – May 8:  Releases will

2017-4-17 McPhee Release Update

  2017 McPhee Release Update   April 17, 2017:  MCPHEE DOWNSTREAM RELEASES CONTINUE AT 1,100 to 1,200 CFS through the week.  See below for more detail about future anticipated changes.   Summary:  The near term forecast holds at mostly sunny with steady temperatures until later in the week.  The higher runoff started late last week,

2017-4-13 McPhee Release Update

2017 McPhee Release Update   April 13, 2017:  MCPHEE DOWNSTREAM RELEASES CONTINUE AT +/- 1,200 CFS through the weekend, but high pressure has set up and if weather patterns stay warm and sunny we will schedule higher releases.  See below for more detail about future anticipated changes.   Summary:  The near term forecast looks sunny

2017-4-10 McPhee Release Update

2017 McPhee Release Update April 10, 2017:  MCPHEE DOWNSTREAM RELEASES CONTINUE AT THE  +/- 1,200 CFS  FOR THIS WEEK.  See below for more detail about future anticipated changes.   Summary:  The near term forecast looks sunny and warming.  We expect the runoff to respond and start climbing this week.  The April forecast did not change

2017-4-6 McPhee Release Update

2017 McPhee Release Update   April 6, 2017: NO CHANGES FOR THE WEEKEND. McPhee releases continue at +/- 1,200 CFS into next week. Summary: After a cold opening weekend, DWCD will continue releasing 1,200 CFS below McPhee until the runoff starts climbing again later in April. A new forecast comes out this week that we

2017-4-3 McPhee Release Update

2017 McPhee Release Update   April 3, 2017:  McPhee releases continue at 1,200 CFS for this week.   Summary:  After a cold opening weekend, DWCD will continue releasing 1,200 CFS below McPhee until the runoff starts climbing again later in April.  A new forecast comes out this week that we will combine with the early

2017-3-27 McPhee Release Update

2017 McPhee Release Update   March 27, 2017:  Current hydrologic conditions will require McPhee to “spill” this year.   McPhee Releases Ramping Up later this week.   Summary:  A warm March has started the runoff early and driving McPhee elevations up, approaching 6915 and rising.  Therefore we will start ramping up flows this Wednesday March

2017-3-20 McPhee Release Update

2017 McPhee Release Update   March 20, 2017:  Current hydrologic conditions will require McPhee to “spill” this year.   Summary:  Targeted first rafting day is between April 11 to April 16.  Rafting releases around 2,000 CFS shall continue for 30+ days.  An increase or “spike” may come around mid to late May, but will be

2017-3-6 Release Update

2017 McPhee Release Update   McPhee Operations Meeting 6:00 PM March 15, 2017 Dolores Community Center Please join Reclamation and DWCD for updates provided at the McPhee Operations Meeting at the Dolores Community Center 6:00 PM March 15, 2017.   March 6, 2017:  Current hydrologic conditions will require McPhee to “spill” this year.   Forecasts