Bighorn releases to jump another 1,000cfs, maybe more

Friends:

I will dispense with any commentary for the moment, and just lay things out.

In what is becoming an annoying, annual occurrence, a fairly routine spring weather event which occurred in the southern basin is forcing Reclamation to increase releases to the Bighorn to keep pace with releases from Boysen Reservoir.

Tomorrow at 4pm, releases to the Bighorn will increase 500cfs.
Thursday at 4pm, releases to the Bighorn will increase another 500cfs.

It is of interest to note that the first 500cfs and 225cfs of the second bump will be run through the river outlet. Expect water temperatures to gradually rise subsequent to these releases.

Please continue to report river and algae conditions, but it is not necessary to continue with rainbow spawning activity reports.

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