And just like that I get the latest update on the Fontenelle Dam(see below) just a few minutes after blogging about it this morning. Below is the latest;
Fontenelle Reservoir is currently at elevation 6502.61 ft (91% full) and releases are approximately 5,000 cfs. The current rate of inflow is roughly 8,300 cubic feet per second (cfs) and will continue increasing with spring inflows.
Fontenelle will be operated to accommodate the increased snowmelt runoff.
Therefore, today, Monday, June 13, 2016, at 4:00 p.m., releases from Fontenelle will be increased to 5,700 cfs according to the following schedule:
After the final change at 4:00 p.m. today, June 13, 2016, releases will remain 5,700 cfs until further notice. All times identified are local time (Mountain Prevailing Time) and not hour ending.
Heather E. Patno
Upper Colorado Region
Bureau of Reclamation