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Feds See Shortage in 2018 Lake Mead Water to Nevada

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Amid punishing drought, federal water managers are projecting — by a very narrow margin— that Lake Mead won’t have enough water to make full deliveries to Nevada and Arizona in 2018. 120 more words


High Fryingpan water flows are 
vexing anglers

By Brent Gardner-Smith, Aspen Journalism

BASALT – Flows in the lower Fryingpan River below Ruedi Reservoir were increased on Friday afternoon to about 300 cubic feet per second, much to the dismay of professional and private anglers who prefer a flow of no more than 250 cfs. 1,339 more words

Colorado River Basin

#ColoradoRiver: Aspinall Unit operations update #COriver -- 1,000 cfs in Black Canyon

From email from Reclamation (Eric Knight):

Releases from Crystal Dam will be decreased from 2000 cfs to 1800 cfs on Wednesday, August 10th. July inflows to Blue Mesa Reservoir ended up being less than predicted and August inflow forecasts are also declining.

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Colorado Water

#ColoradoRiver: Lake Mead still shrinking, but lower consumption offers glimmer of hope -- Las Vegas Review-Journal

From The Las Vegas Review-Journal (@RefriedBrean):

The reservoir that supplies 90 percent of the Las Vegas Valley’s drinking water bottomed out at 1,071.61 feet above sea level on July 1, its lowest level since May 1937, when the lake was filling for the first time behind a newly completed Hoover Dam.

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Colorado Water

Basalt: Reclamation to Host Public Meeting for Ruedi Operations

From email from Reclamation (Peter Soeth):

The Bureau of Reclamation has scheduled the annual public meeting for Ruedi Reservoir Water Operations.

August 11: Basalt Town Hall, 101 Midland Avenue, Basalt, Colo., 7 to 8:30 p.m.

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Colorado Water

Dolores River: Balancing streamflow forecast and boating releases from McPhee

From The Cortez Journal (Jim Mimiaga):

A sporadic 12-day boating release from McPhee dam into the Dolores River in June was hampered by uncertain runoff forecasts after a late-season snowfall, reservoir managers said at community meeting Tuesday in Dolores.

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Colorado Water

Arkansas River Basin: "Those releases help keep the rafting industry afloat" -- Alan Ward

From The Pueblo Chieftain (Chris Woodka):

After a wet spring, summer has been relatively dry, and drought conditions are creeping back into Colorado, particularly over the Rocky Mountains in the center of the state and the Rio Grande basin.

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