9,600cfs

Today, BOR increased releases from the Afterbay to 10,000cfs (400cfs to the Canal). The lake is full and were heading in to the flood pool.Friends of the Bighorn River is urging all river users to exercise extreme caution on the river. While the fishing remains pretty dang good, lots of new hazards exist on the river, so please avoid wade fishing, and keep a sharp eye while floating.Just to be clear, the water raging in to Bighorn Lake is the result of snowmelt. Yes, its same snowmelt that was sitting in the mountains when BOR chopped releases in May and destroyed the brown spawn. Sure, a small portion of the inflows is from rain, but even a 5th grader could have predicted we’d have no problem filling the lake. Can the fact that current river releases are almost 10,000cfs be anything other than a serious error in judgement? Is it not exactly what everyone was predicting would happen is releases were cut? Why is Dan Jewell not listening to his own engineers? Even without the May weather event, the lake would’ve filled and we would’ve had decent releases. This is insanity!