Topping out: Snowpack roars into Ruedi Reservoir

The Fryingpan River below Reudi Reservoir was high and roily Thursday after the dam began to spill and flows downstream were raised to 800 cubic feet per second. The high flows were forecast to fall off as cooler weather expected this weekend slowed the runoff into the reservoir.



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The Fryingpan River below Reudi Reservoir was high and roily Thursday after the dam began to spill and flows downstream were raised to 800 cubic feet per second. The high flows were forecast to fall off as cooler weather expected this weekend slowed the runoff into the reservoir.

By the time you reach this, the gauge watching on the Fryingpan River might be water over the dam. Last week’s spate of unseasonably hot weather brought a once-thought-depleted snowpack…




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