The inflow into Palisades is beginning to drop and the outflow is now greater than than the inflow. The outflow dropped 800 cfs this morning to 22,800 cfs and we should see drops every day for several days. The Bureau of Reclamation feels the flow should be down to 15,000 cfs by next week and and then down to 12 or 13,000 cfs for the balance of the summer.
The big stones are hatching in the Twin Bridges to Byington stretch and will slowly move upstream for the next 10 days to two weeks. There are also good numbers of yellow sallies and pale morning duns. If the flows do drop as the Bureau predicts and everyone hopes we will get some good dry action next week. In the meantime keep fishing rubber leg nymphs and streamers.
If you do venture below Byington before the water drops please be careful as there will be new obstacles and hazards to manuever around.