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July 22, 2021 River Report

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July 22, 2021 at 10:30am



The Western Slope is still very much in exceptional drought and streams across the Roaring Fork Watershed are flowing, on average, 40% of normal. As stream flows across the Roaring Fork Watershed continue to decrease, the monsoon season has begun. Monsoonal storm systems can cause river levels and clarity to fluctuate from day to day, and precipitation from these rainstorms is essential to the local ecosystem. The afternoon/evening storms bring beneficial moisture to the parched landscape and offer much needed cooling relief in area rivers and streams. In addition to recent rain, releases from Ruedi Reservoir increased by 25 cfs on Wednesday, July 21, bringing Fryingpan River flows to 168 cfs. For more information on drought and fishing closures, please visit

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