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    Upper colorado river basin snowack

    Lake Powell is down quite a bit, this snowpack is significant.

    Will be interesting to see the amount the lake fills this Spring/Summer.


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    Also depends on how much water they send down to Lake Mead, which is really empty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iceaxe View Post
    Also depends on how much water they send down to Lake Mead, which is really empty.

    That is a set amount that does not generally change year to year.(8.23 million acre feet)

    It can fluctuate some and maybe this year will allow it.



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    Quote Originally Posted by oldno7 View Post
    That is a set amount that does not generally change year to year.(8.23 million acre feet)

    It can fluctuate some and maybe this year will allow it.
    Mead has a serious problem in that the lake level is threatening to drop below the powerhouse penstock inlets, and if that happens they will lose all electrical power generation from the dam. They'll send more water down to stop that from happening if required.

    It has already been agreed that up to 9.0 maf of water will be released from Glen Canyon in 2019 to try and balance Mead and Powell water levels. That's a huge increase of nearly 10% above the established release requirement of 8.23 maf.

    There is also the possibility of a second adjustment to send down even more water. That adjustment will be made in April, and then reevaluated every month after through 2019.

    https://www.usbr.gov/uc/water/crsp/cs/gcd.html

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    Upper Colorado River Basin boasting good snowpack as states finish drought plans
    http://www.ksl.com/index.php?sid=46514143&nid=960

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    The components of the plans for the upper and lower basin states have to work in tandem, he added. For the upper basin, the magic number is keeping Lake Powell at 3,525 elevation, or 25 feet above the power pool elevation, Millis said.
    WTH? This must be a typo. The Castle Rock Cutoff is 3583'.

    Maybe I'm reading it wrong? Hopefully it means that they will do what ever they can to keep it from going below 3525' to keep the generators turning?

    Fill it up! I want to wakeboard through Gunsite Pass at least one more time before my time's up.

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    Bump for sombeech...

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    Trump signs Colorado River drought plan

    https://www.ksl.com/article/46533412...r-drought-plan

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