A Green Number Today

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Fickle River

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The lake rose 0.22 feet yesterday to 3529.46’.

Today should be another Green Day with the known lag in inflows. Average release yesterday was 9,100 cfs.

Some good news for keeping the Bullfrog launch ramp open is that October releases will be even lower than what September was.
 

Rainbowbridge

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This really is great news.....something like.... 'See, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus'....:)

The sages can please correct me here....this is indeed all recent rain produced, right? (Well, maybe a bit of added dark beer)

But not any more Flaming Gorge release?

:unsure:
 

Colorado Expat

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The small recent bump does appear to be due to the transient runoff pulse from this past week's rain event. However, to put this in context, what we are talking about here is an overall fluctuation of 2-4 inches up and down over the past week or so, which is not much different than one would get from a bit of wind chop on the lake. With inflow steadily declining and releases at the dam status quo, the trend line for lake surface level will be steadily down over the coming week. I would not be surprised to see the lake level drop below the magic number of 3529 by next weekend.
 

Fickle River

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When all is said and done…the lake will end up almost 2 feet higher than what the slope trajectory would have predicted back on September 12th.

That is a pretty significant change and so is extending houseboat launching at Bullfrog by 2 weeks. It also speaks to slowly improving watershed conditions which is noteworthy in itself compared to the past few years.

A little bit of bonus runoff is welcomed. In a year like this, every drop matters.
 
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