|(Above) Pueblo Reservoir has likely reached its peak water level elevation for the season.|
|(Above) It's spring time at Pueblo Dam and Reservoir!|
Reclamation has moved into summer conditions across the Fryingpan-Arkansas Project.
Pueblo reached its peak elevation for the spring and summer season in May. Although, physically it is just about 60% full, please keep in mind that the flood control space in the upper reaches of the reservoir's pool is kept empty on purpose. Unlike most of our reservoirs, Pueblo is authorized for flood control.
If we were to remove the flood control space from the total storage of Pueblo, the high mark for water in the reservoir at the beginning of the season would have been closer to 87% full.
To track how we and other reservoir operators are moving water down the Arkansas River throughout the year, please visit the Arkansas Headwaters Association water operations page.
Comments received from the public help Reclamation and CPW identify important management actions for both the State Park and the State Wildlife Area. That same input also helps Reclamation identify the scope of the Environmental Assessment that accompanies the RMP.
Reclamation and CPW are spending the spring and summer analyzing the comments and writing the reports. It is anticipated that the draft RMP and Environmental Assessment will be ready for public comment by late summer or early fall.
Current Events and Additional Information
Last Updated: June 25, 2014