POSTED BY ERIC SPRAGUE ON MARCH 20, 2019
March 20,2019: The record snowfalls of early March have pushed forecasts up 50% driving the chances of a McPhee managed release, “spill”, over 50%. Based on current low storage any spill would not start until mid to late May and could last from 2 to 4 weeks. That leaves it almost 2 months out to monitor and plan. Reclamation will set a public meeting in mid-April that we will post here ahead of time. Next update will be around April 5 after the new CBRFC forecast. For the next few weeks releases below McPhee will remain at 40 CFS.