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Gunnison reservoir dropping to historically low level
By Liz Forester
Published: Sep 6, 2018, Updated Sep 7, 2018
Colorado’s largest body of water might hit a historically low level this fall, prompting early closures of some of the area’s recreation opportunities.
The Blue Mesa Reservoir, which feeds into the Colorado River, is at 39 percent capacity, according to the Bureau of Land Reclamation. The last time the reservoir west of Gunnison was at a similar level was in 1987, said Sandra Snell-Dobert, a spokeswoman for the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park and Curecanti National Recreation Area.