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Dolores River Back on Track for Boating Spill

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The on-again, off-again boating spill from McPhee Dam this year may be on again. The Dolores Water Conservancy District website says that thanks to recent and anticipated heavy precipitation and low irrigation demand, the Dolores River is back on track for a short, small spill, the first in five years. As of Monday, the reservoir was just 12 feet short of being full. The website says if a boating release occurs, it will likely cover the Memorial Day weekend and last five to 10 days at 1,000 or more cubic feet per second. But don’t pack your gear yet, boaters – the situation remains fluid and Colorado weather can change in a flash.

Update 5/23/16: A boating spill is now set for the first weekend in June. Click here for the full story

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