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Weekly River Report

September 24, 2020


Rivers and streams throughout the Roaring Fork Watershed are flowing 8%-80% of normal for this time of year.  Following several weeks of increased flows, releases from Ruedi Reservoir decreased this week, reducing flows on the Fryingpan and Lower Roaring Fork Rivers. Ruedi Reservoir, in coordination with several other reservoirs in Western Colorado, release water to benefit endangered fish within the 15-Mile Reach in the Colorado River near Grand Junction. This week, increased releases from Homestake Reservoir in our neighboring Eagle River Watershed triggered the reduction in releases from Ruedi. With continued lack of precipitation and none in the forecast, 50% of Colorado is now experiencing extreme drought.

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Roaring Fork Conservancy Offers Ways to Stay Connected to Roaring Fork Valley Rivers

In addition to sharing beautiful photos of the Roaring Fork Watershed on both Facebook and Instagram, RFC is streaming and posting educational videos and activities for the families in our greater community now sheltered at home. At this link visitors can...


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2019 Annual Report Available

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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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Roaring Fork Conservancy

PHONE: (970) 927-1290

PO Box 3349
Basalt, CO 81621

22800 Two Rivers Road
Basalt, CO 81621

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