COE – 7/15 Releases from Pipestem are being ramped down 100 cfs per day to accommodate some work in the intake tower on July 16.  Releases from Jamestown are being ramped up to keep the combined release constant at 750 cfs.  The plan for this process is listed below.  The gray highlighted lines have been completed.  By Friday, July 19, we should be back to the release split from last week.

COE – 7/01 Release at Pipestem were increased to 300 cfs. Jamestown releases are being held at 450 cfs. Releases at Pipestem were increased in an effort to slow the pool rise, and help evacuate the flood control storage at the project.

COE – 6/12 Releases were increased to 450 cfs this afternoon at Jamestown as the pool continued to slightly rise after the last change. Pipestem continues to release 150 cfs. Combined releases are now at 600cfs from the 2 projects. Conditions will continue to be monitored and releases adjusted as necessary.

COE – 6/07 Releases were increased to 350 cfs this morning at Jamestown to account for elevated inflows. Pipestem continues to release 150 cfs. Combined releases are now at 500cfs from the 2 projects. Inflows above Pipestem have begun to recede, but remain above releases. Inflows to Jamestown remain high at Grace City and Kensal and have just recently peaked. Inflows remain above releases at Jamestown as well. Conditions will continue to be monitored and releases adjusted as necessary.

Additional forecasts run through the year further suggest a medium flow year and thus release decisions have been increased into a medium flow year range.

COE – 6/04 Releases at Pipestem were increased further after rains in the area to try and hold the pool as steady as possible. Combined releases are now at the upper end of a low flow year at 400cfs, with 150cfs from Pipestem and 250 cfs from Jamestown. Running a forecast through August shows that the basin is likely to increase to a medium flow year. This could mean increasing combined releases past 400cfs.

COE – May 28 – Releases have been increased from Pipestem and described below to 120 cfs for crappie spawning. Total combined releases are now 370 cfs. Current inflows from the projects are staying steady, but monitoring for future potential adjustments.

Earlier…..

COE – May 20 – Releases at Jamestown were increased to 250 cfs with inflows remaining elevated and the pool rising slightly.

COE May 8 – Releases at Jamestown were increased to 170 cfs as inflows remain elevated. Pipestem continues to store water, and combined releases are at 170 cfs.