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McPhee Release Update - Monday May 13, 2024

McPhee is currently releasing approximately 50 CFS for the downstream fishery, which will continue through the end May.

A managed release from McPhee looks unlikely for the 2024 runoff season. If a release does occur, it would be a small "fill-and-spill" release, increasing flows marginally for only a few days with short notice.

We will provide further updates as the forecast develops.


For more details on the current official forecast, go to

Useful Links:

Dolores Gage:

McPhee Elevation & Capacity:

Dolores below McPhee:

Slickrock Gage:

Bedrock Gage:

Bureau of Land Management:

The BLM has a detailed boating map of the Dolores river posted on their website. Link below.

BLM Avenza Map page for the Dolores:×40



The following are links to the American Whitewater River Inventory pages for the lower Dolores River:

Bradfield to Dove Creek

Dove Creek to Slickrock

Slickrock to Bedrock

Bedrock to Gateway

Gateway to Confluence with the Colorado River