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McPhee Release Update - Wednesday June 19, 2024

McPhee is currently releasing approximately 50 CFS for the downstream fishery, which will continue into July.

The 2024 runoff season is coming to an end and McPhee storage peaked at 6908 FT in elevation and the reservoir is now drawing down. There will be no managed release for 2024.

We will provide further release updates after the July forecast.


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