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News Colorado River Flow (ongoing)

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ratagonia, Mar 18, 2019.

  1. ratagonia


    Mount Carmel, Utah
    Seems like GCPBA keeps current flow data on their front page:

    As of March 18, that is:

    Grand Canyon Colorado River Flows - March & April

    This is a February 28, 2019, update from Heather Patno at Glen Canyon Dam.
    The release volume from Glen Canyon Dam for March, 2019, will be 790,000 acre-feet. Hourly releases during weekdays in March, 2019, will fluctuate from a low of approximately 8,500 cfs during the early morning hours to a high of 15,700 cfs during the afternoon and evening hours.

    The anticipated release volume for April, 2019, is 690,000 acre-feet. This will be confirmed with a subsequent notification toward the end of March. (end quote)


    These flows are higher than has been "normal" in the last couple of years. Packrafters and Pool Toy floaters take note!
  2. zul


    Sedona, AZ
    Not many things get me more excited than Glen Dam release information.

    However, in that .org link, I have found the answer to a decade long question: To drain water or not to drain water from the cooler. DO NOT DRAIN, PEOPLE!!!

    Thanks Tom!!!
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