Low Water Levels

Low Water Levels

According to the Bureau of Reclamation of July 8th, 2020, “There is a drought rule in the Aspinall Unit Operations EIS which has changed the baseflow target at the Whitewater gauge. The rule states that during Dry or Moderately Dry years, when the content of Blue Mesa Reservoir drops below 600,000 AF the baseflow target is reduced from 1050 cfs to 900 cfs. Therefore, the baseflow target for July and August will now be 900 cfs.”
Due to the water levels being lowered in the Gunnison River you can anticipate low water levels today and possibly through the rest of the season.