Colorado reservoirs coordinate to provide peak flows for endangered fish

Colorado reservoirs coordinate to provide peak flows for endangered fish
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By Alli Langley

SUMMIT COUNTY — For much of the spring, operators of reservoirs above the Upper Colorado River said the skies had not been generous enough to allow them to release surplus water that would help endangered fish.U.S. Bureau of Reclamation hydrologist Ron Thomasson, who manages Green Mountain Reservoir operations in northern Summit County, said as much about the warm, dry weather affecting snowpack and streamflows at the county’s 22nd annual State of the River in early May.But heavy May rains changed that.Colorado River Water Conservation District general manager Eric Kuhn recently called the precipitation miraculous.For the first time in five years, …

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