Native Water Inflows Affect Lake, Creek Conditions — Leadville Today

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Native Water Inflows Affect Lake, Creek Conditions

Here’s the latest concerning spring run-off, lake levels and the Fryingpan-Arkansas Project from Public Information Officer for the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) Peter Soeth.

Native rivers and streams are running high and fast as spring and winter snow melts high alpine reserves atop Mt. Elbert . Native rivers and streams are running high and fast as spring and winter snow melt.

Native inflows are increasing rapidly from Turquoise Lake to Twin Lakes. The Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) increased the releases from Twin Lakes Dam to Lake Creek on Monday, June 6 by 200 cfs. 

The total release from Twin Lakes Dam to Lake Creek is about 1450 cfs, of which about 1250 cfs is native inflow.

Today, June 7, the releases from Twin Lakes will be decreasing. It will be lowered to 1125 cfs from 1425 cfs in 100 cfs increments. At 6:30 a.m., 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

The snow is melting and with warmer weather in the forecast native flows will continue to…

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