CPR News By Grace Hood March 21, 2020 As moisture built up during the months of February and March in the northern and central mountains, the bottom half of the state began lagging behind. But thanks to the March 19 snowstorm, the San Juan and Gunnison basins are now approaching average. “Now the southern half of the state is close enough to average, we’re definitely going to feel more comfortable instead of the growing concern […]
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Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Chairperson Kathleen Curry has determined that cancelling the March Gunnison Basin Roundtable Meeting scheduled for March 16th in Montrose, Colorado, is in the best interest of all.
Taylor Park Reservoir Preliminary operations plan for Taylor Park Reservoir based on the March 1st forecast for 82,000 AF of Apr-July runoff (83% of average). There has been a 3,000 AF drop in the runoff forecast since Feb 15. This plan attempts to follow historic release patterns from years of similar hydrology to this year’s current forecast. Actual plans for releases will be developed with the interested parties later this year. With the March 1st […]
Colorado Water Leaders Move Forward with Demand Management Investigation Colorado Water Conservation Board Hosts Two-Day Forum On March 4 – 5, Colorado continued to carve the path forward in its Demand Management Feasibility Investigation during a two-day joint meeting between the Interbasin Compact Committee (IBCC) and eight Demand Management Workgroups. Hosted by the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB), this was the first workshop convening all eight Workgroups – together representing diverse water-related interests across the […]
February 24, 2020 Releases from the Aspinall Unit will be decreased to 600 cfs on Wednesday, February 26th. Snowpack in the Upper Gunnison Basin is currently at 103% of normal. The February 15th runoff forecast for Blue Mesa Reservoir predicts 83% of average for April-July inflows. Flows in the lower Gunnison River are currently above the baseflow target of 1050 cfs. River flows are expected to stay above the baseflow target for the foreseeable future. […]