Roaring Fork Conservancy Partners with RWAPA and local municipalities to encourage water conservation this summer
As we head into the summer of 2021, dry conditions from below average snowpack compound with dry soils from the summer of 2020 to land the Roaring Fork Valley in a Severe to Extreme drought as designated by the Colorado Drought Monitor on April 27, 2021...
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Weekly River Report
June 10, 2021 -
The Roaring Fork River in Glenwood Springs reached a high flow of 3,570 cfs on Monday, June 7 at 5:45am. The Crystal River in Redstone reached 1,590 cfs on Friday, June 4 at 11:15pm. These were likely the peak on both rivers, as flows across the Roaring Fork Watershed have slowly decreased over the last few days. Rivers are flowing 64-80% of normal for this time of the year. Especially during runoff, transbasin diversion tunnels move water from the west slope to the east slope for municipal, industrial and agricultural needs. Boustead Tunnel on the headwaters of the Fryingpan River reached nearly 100% capacity this week, helping to fill Turquoise Lake near Leadville (69% full). Twin Lakes Tunnel on the headwaters of the Roaring Fork River flowed at 84% capacity, filling Twin Lakes Reservoir (82% full).
Regional water providers collaborate to protect drinking water supplies and need your help
The beautiful area we live, play and work in are headwaters to an abundance of rivers and streams; sources of someone’s drinking water supply. We all have a responsibility to KEEP IT CLEAN because many people downstream depend on it! How do we educate residents and visitors about protecting these sensitive areas? Read more...
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