The Dolores River is roaring right now.

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Bart

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The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation just finished a controlled, peak release from the McPhee Reservoir that reached 4,000 cubic feet per second over the past weekend.

This is a really exciting time on the Dolores River because of a combination of high carry over storage in McPhee Reservoir and a good snowpack has resulted in a fairly large managed release from McPhee Reservoir .. Every seven to 10 years it happens that we’ll have as much water in the system that we’ll have this year.

4,000 cfs is the fastest the river has flowed since 2005... Rafters and kayakers could be spotted in almost every area of the river ... White waves were prevalent throughout the system, and some of those areas feature Class 4 and 5 rapids.

Farm irrigation systems will most likely not be affected by the release. .. they will have their full supplies this year.

http://www.telluridenews.com/news/article_8894efee-350e-11e7-bfaf-af0697b44aae.html
 
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