River Levels in Colorado Look Good This Year!
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The snowpack in the upper Colorado River system that provides another large complement of Denver's delivery has swelled to 116 percent of normal and should be much higher by this weekend where two to three Feet of snow is expected...Fisherman you better bring your snowshoes!!!
This means the agency will pull a large volume through the Roberts Tunnel, a relief for the mainstream Platte. Flows on the Blue River are projected at up to 110 percent of normal.
• More good news for those who fish the Platte below Cheesman Reservoir in the vicinity of Deckers. Divers will work throughout most of the summer to prepare valves. Dam releases will range from 200-400 cubic feet per second, nearly perfect for fishing and recruitment of young trout.
• An ample snowpack in the Fryingpan-Arkansas system will enable Aurora Water to fill Spinney Reservoir by early June, another boon to angling.
"We're pushing hard to fill," said Greg Baker, manager of public relations for Aurora Water. Baker said this scenario bodes well for good flows downstream from Spinney Dam.
At the same time, April precipitation has boosted snowpacks across virtually the entire state, which translates to healthy rivers and bulging reservoirs.
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