Bureau of Reclamation

NEWS
1:23 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

Largest Morrow Point Dam Spilling In Decades

The Black Canyon of the Gunnison receives water from the Morrow Point Dam.
Credit J. Schwartz

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For the first time in thirty years all four gates at the Morrow Point Dam are open. 

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NEWS
5:22 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

NPS To Offer Tours At Blue Mesa Reservoir For First Time

The National Park Service will offer boat tours for the first time at Blue Mesa Reservoir starting in June.
Credit NPS

    

The National Park Service will not offer Morrow Point boat tours in June this year. 

Park officials said this winter’s generous snowpack in the upper Gunnison Basin means the Bureau of Reclamation will have to send a lot of water downstream this summer. 

Brant Porter, a Curecanti park ranger, said the water management scenario for the Gunnison River from Blue Mesa to Black Canyon is not compatible for boat tours at the reservoir. 

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