Flow out of Palisades Dam was increased from around 1750 cfs to 2460 cfs (2970 cfs at Heise, 1700 cfs at Lorenzo) last Friday. River water is cold and clear, in fishing condition throughout, but too cold for anything but midges to hatch. Look for USBUREC to raise flows in a step-wise manner from now on to the irrigation season. Rubberlegs, big stonefly nymph patterns and streamers work well as do small nymph patterns around riffles. All boat ramps are open. The USBLM Stinking Springs Human Entry road closure will be lifted at sunrise on May 1.
Water is back in the Dry Bed because irrigation structure repair there is complete.