Released On: October 15, 2004
On October 28, the water level at Lake Estes will begin to drop. It will only draw down about nine feet from its current elevation, reaching a water level of 7436 feet by November 1. Work will move to Lake Estes on November 1 to begin regular maintenance at Olympus Dam, which impounds the small reservoir.
All maintenance is scheduled for completion by November 15. Marys is expected to be back at its normal water elevation by November 11. Estes should be back to normal water elevations by November 15.
Both Marys and Lake Estes are part of the Colorado-Big Thompson water diversion, delivery and storage project. The Bureau of Reclamation owns and operates the project.
For additional questions, please contact Kara Lamb at Reclamation's Loveland office at (970) 962-4326.
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