Eastern Colorado Area Office
11056 W. County Rd 18E
Spring has delivered! Despite meager winter snowpack on both the Fryingpan-Arkansas and Colorado-Big Thompson water projects, recent storms in March and April provided much needed moisture. Snow accumulations have boosted snowpack numbers significantly. We are likely looking at a more average run-off season in late May or early June.
Currently, we are moving water from the West Slope of the Colorado Rockies to the East Slope on both projects.
On the Fry-Ark, we finished opening the West Slope Collection System in the high mountains above Basalt and Aspen, Colorado. We are diverting water under the Continental Divide into Turquoise Reservoir and moving it from there down to Twin Lakes Reservoir.
The Mt. Elbert Powerplant is generating hydro-electricity.
On the C-BT, we declared a "start of fill" on April 1 at Green Mountain Reservoir.
We are currently moving water from Granby Reservoir under the Continental Divide to the East Slope. Water is moving through Lake Estes to Pinewood and Flatiron reservoirs, which are fluctuating daily for power generation.
To learn more about Horsetooth and Carter reservoirs, please visit their web page.
To receive e-mail notifications for any of these reservoirs and the projects to which they are related, please contact Kara Lamb.
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Last Updated: April 30, 2013