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McPhee Release Update - Tuesday April 2, 2024

McPhee is currently releasing approximately 75 CFS for the downstream fishery, which will continue through the end of April and into May at the direction of CPW. 

A managed release from McPhee looks unlikely for the 2024 runoff season. If a release does occur, current forecasts suggest 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