The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation recently released the September-end status of local reservoirs Jackson Gulch and McPhee.
Jackson Gulch reservoir live content stood at 1,506 acrefeet with a 9,948 acre-feet maximum capacity and a 4,677 acre-feet average (1981-2010) end-of-month content. At Jackson Gulch, 646 acre-feet with a daily maximum/minimum of 24/0 cubic-feet-per second were released into the Mancos River, and 30 acre-feet were released for municipal purposes.
McPhee Reservoir live content stood at 199,943 acre-feet, with a 381,051 acre-feet maximum capacity and a 275,754 average (1981-2010) end-of-month content. At McPhee, 2,693 acre-feet with a daily maximum/minimum of 50/40 cubic-feet-per-second were released into the Dolores River, and 25,964 acre-feet were released for trans-basin purposes.
Questions can be directed to the Southern Water Management Group, Resource Management Division of the Western Colorado Area Office, Durango, at 385-6523.