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Aspinall Unit operations update: 1150 CFS in Black Canyon

From email from Reclamation (Erik Knight):

The spring peak operation has officially concluded. Due to an issue with the power plant at Crystal Dam, the ramp down was forced to end prematurely.

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Colorado Water

June 17, 1902: U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Established

June 17, 1902: Bureau of Reclamation Established by Congress. “John Wesley Powell, often considered the father of reclamation, began a series of expeditions to explore the American West in 1867. 260 more words

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Feds now see Lake Mead levels sinking 20 feet lower by ‘19 than predicted just last month

The sensational news about record-setting snowpack in the Sierra Nevada of California and “atmospheric rivers” delivering over 1,000 percent of normal winter rainfall to Big Sur has disguised a much less-than-sensational record of winter moisture elsewhere in the West. 804 more words

#ColoradoRiver: Forecasted inflows to Lake Mead drop #COriver

From The Arizona Daily Star (Tony Davis):

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s monthly prediction for Colorado River reservoir levels says the lake could drop to 1,076.53 feet by the end of 2018 or Jan.

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Who pays for water infrastructure? -- @HighCountryNews

Here’s a report from Emily Benson writing for The High Country News. Here’s an excerpt:

Water infrastructure, for both drinking and irrigation, is especially in need of improvement in the arid West.

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Colorado Water

Aspinall Unit operations update: 4,500 cfs in Black Canyon -- @USBR

From email from Reclamation (Erik Knight):

The spring peak operation is nearing completion. Releases are currently being made to sustain half bankfull flow levels at the Whitewater gage, as well as to manage the forecasted runoff into Blue Mesa Reservoir.

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Colorado Water

Aspinall Unit operations update

From email from Reclamation (Erik Knight):

The May 15th forecast for the April – July unregulated inflow volume to Blue Mesa Reservoir is 825,000 acre-feet. This is 122% of the 30 year average.

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Colorado Water