Flight focuses on dam's flushing power for the Dolores River

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Flight focuses on dam's flushing power for the Dolores River

'From here you can really see the river ...'

Flight focuses on dam's flushing power for the Dolores River

The Dolores River flows from the dam with McPhee Reservoir behind.
Water flows from the outlet at McPhee Dam as the 4,000 cfs release ramps down Monday morning.
Kayakers and rafters enjoy the Dolores River with about 4,000 cfs being released from the dam.
The rapids known as Snaggletooth give rafters a wild ride on the lower Dolores.
A couple of rafts navigate down the Dolores River Monday.
The 4,000 cfs release from McPhee Reservior was ramping down Monday morning.
The sun reflects off the Dolores River and shows where it is over its banks in places when 4,000 cfs is released.
The Dolores and San Miguel join together at the confluence.
Celene Hawkins with the Nature Conservancy gives a tour of the Dolores River below McPhee Reservoir.
The Dolores River snakes through canyons below McPhee Dam.
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