What a difference a week makes. In last week’s fishing report flows were 9,700 cfs out of Palisades Reservoir, today the flow is 22,000 cfs. Here is the official statement from the Bureau of Reclamation
Discharge was increased on Wednesday 6/7 from 20,000 cfs to 22,000 cfs to manage the high inflows into the reservoir. Conditions will continue to be monitored and flows adjusted as necessary. At this time, we anticipate maintaining 22,000 cfs for the next few days, but changing conditions could cause this to change.
This is subject to change based on weather and the river flow forecasts. We are targeting to be full at Palisades in late June and will adjust discharge as necessary.
Current storage: 862,300 acre-feet (72% full)
Available flood control storage space: 337,700 acre-feet
Inflows into Palisades Reservoir: 38,300 cfs
Due to the high flows and off-colored water, we are not currently running guided trips on the South Fork. If you decide to float the South Fork in the coming days use extreme caution, high flows, debris, and cold water can be a deadly combination. Travel on or near the river is not recommended for the inexperienced.
We’ll keep you updated here on our website as well as our Facebook page as conditions change and improve.