In several recent years Lake Granby has filled to the brim, which is unusual over the history of the project. This means our savings account is full as we face challenges caused by drought and wildfires.
Elevation levels at Carter Lake remain healthy for this time of year and at a greater capacity compared to the five previous years, as outlined in the chart below.
Water levels at Horsetooth Reservoir are lower than in previous years due to maintenance projects, but the reservoir continues to send water to the Poudre River for regional users. Work is anticipated to conclude next month and as soon as it is, we look forward to working with Reclamation to top off the reservoir with water carried through the Adams Tunnel. This will put us in a great position to make water deliveries in 2021.
For this time of year, the C-BT Project is unusually full. Carter Lake is at 152 percent of the project’s lifetime average, Lake Granby is 114 percent of average and Horsetooth Reservoir is 98 percent of average. Combined, the project is 116 percent of our 62-year average.