Conditions on the East Portal Road have improved and the road will now be opened on May 7th. from Erik Knight, Reclamation The weather forecast is showing a good chance for rain by mid-week. If this causes rocks and trees to start moving the road may need to be closed again. But for now, conditions are good enough for the road to be opened tomorrow.
East Portal Road is Closed The effects of the current storm have taken a toll on the East Portal Road. The road will remain closed until further notice. Thanks to Erik Knight at Reclamation for the photo!
Bureau of Reclamation Aspinall Unit Releases – April 30, 2019 from Erik Knight, Bureau of Reclamation Releases from the Aspinall Unit will be increased by 250 cfs on Wednesday, May 1st. This will bring flows in the Gunnison River through the Black Canyon up to shoulder flow levels, as described in the decree for the Black Canyon water right. The current forecast for the April-July runoff volume for Blue Mesa Reservoir is 860,000 AF of inflow, […]
The East Portal Road will open on Wednesday, May 1st From Erik Knight, Bureau of Reclamation A notice for CPW activities in the Gunnison River downstream from Crystal Dam is below: “Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) will be conducting a wild spawn–take operation in the Gunnison River upstream of the roller dam at East Portal. The rainbow trout in this section of river have developed a resistance to whirling disease, and progeny from this spawning operation […]
The Joint Four West Slope Basin Roundtable meeting at Ute Water has been rescheduled for June 20, 10-3:30 at Ute Water in Grand Junction. From Jim Pokrandt, Director of Community Affairs, Colorado River District Progress on the Risk Study has picked up and we will have lots of data to help us think about our water futures. Linked below are the minutes from the April 22 Next Steps meeting; a draft CWCB document that relates to […]
Taylor Park Reservoir Operations Plan and Update Report from Erik Knight, Bureau of Reclamation The April 15 forecast now projects 119,000 AF of runoff into Taylor Park Reservoir between April and July. This is 120% of average and represents a 4,000 AF decrease from the April 1 forecast. With a runoff forecast of 119,000 AF, the year type still remains in the Wet Year category. Taylor Park Reservoir is projected to fill to 101,800 AF at an […]