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McPhee Release Update for Monday June 3, 2019


McPhee is currently releasing 400 CFS downstream.

  • Downstream flows will remain at 400 CFS until the morning of Wednesday June 5th, when releases will begin to ramp up, which will bring releases to 800 CFS by Thursday morning, June 6th.
  • On June 6th, flows will continue to ramp up until reaching at least 1,200 CFS by midnight the morning of Friday June 7th.
  • There is a chance this weekend that releases will continue ramping up to 2,000 CFS after reaching 1,200 CFS Friday, though when exactly this would happen is indeterminate at this time.

After June 7th, releases will remain at least at 1,200 CFS through Sunday June 23rd, after which flows are yet to be determined. Based on the margin of error in current inflow forecasts, it is possible there will be additional rafting days – this should become more clear in coming weeks. During this period, releases may reach flows of around 2,000 CFS and above on some days. More details will be announced on later posts.

Please continue to check back on this site regularly for new updates, primarily on Mondays and Thursdays.

If you have questions, the best way to address DWCD is through the “Contact” page of this website. Otherwise you can try calling 970-882-2164 extensions 5, 1 or 6.

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