Spring Management of Stagecoach Reservoir

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As snowpack melts rapidly this spring, reservoir managers have their hands full with challenging work, especially at the multi-faceted Stagecoach Reservoir.

“Springtime is always a challenging time for reservoir operation,” said Emily Lowell, district engineer for the Upper Yampa Water Conservancy District that owns and operates Stagecoach Reservoir. “We are working with a volume of water that is stored in the snowpack, and there are just a lot of variables about how the snowpack comes off.”

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