any rivers still fish able?
Just checked the USGS. Apparently it can drop down below 100cfs in the winter.. Did not think it got that low! Although I do now remember when that extreme dip happened last winter due to a mistake at the dam. Dropped down to a trickle. http://nwis.waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?cb_00060=on&cb_00065=on&cb_00010=on&cb_00095=on&cb_00045=on&format=gif_default&site_no=07099970&period=&begin_date=2014-04-30&end_date=2015-05-07
I think they had a mistake at the dam yesterday too, it jumped from 220 to 1350 in a couple minutes. Practically a man-made flash flood downstream. I was standing in the middle of the river in a riffle and it went from my shins to over my knees in the time it took me to tie on a fly, I had to wade to shore to grab my extra rod and then cross back again to my car in the rising water. I guess a kid in town got stuck in the middle of the river and had to be rescued. Watch out, idiots are in charge of the dam!
I don't know. A buddy called me from La Junta yesterday and said the water was rising fast.I doubt a 1,000 cfs change from Pueblo dam would make much of a difference for Avondale...
I know it wasn't a mistake, someone pushed the button, I was being facetious. But, usually they increase flows in stages a couple hundred cfs at a time. On a busy Sunday with lots of people in and around the river it was a dumb thing to do. The rescued kid was way upstream of the Fountain Creek confluence in downtown Pueblo. Fountain got up to 14,000 yesterday, I doubt a 1,000 cfs change from Pueblo dam would make much of a difference for Avondale...