Crystal Dam

May 13, 2009--Water war culminates in an unfettered Gunnison (Colorado Springs Gazette)

The largest waterfall in Colorado was here Wednesday, a gushing torrent that plunged 227 feet, surpassing Niagara Falls, swelling the Gunnison River to levels unprecedented in the age of dams and diversions. The misty, rainbowed spectacle, with spray felt two football fields away, was seen by few in the gated recesses of Crystal Dam in the Black Canyon of the Gunnison.


January 14, 2009--Water court comes to final decree over Black Canyon issue (Crested Butte News)

A settlement reached last spring over the amount of water that should flow through the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park was formally decreed by the Gunnison Water Court on December 31.

March 1, 2008--River flows below Crystal Dam to drop (Grand Junction Daily Sentinel)

Flows into the Gunnison River below Crystal Dam will drop to nothing for a short time next week as Bureau of Reclamation officials inspect the spilling basin below the dam. For several hours Wednesday, there will be no water coming out of Crystal Dam, bureau officials said Friday.


January 11, 2008--Dam releases boost Gunnison River flows (Grand Junction Daily Sentinel)

Officials began releasing more water this week from Crystal Dam on the Gunnison River to make room for additional water from the winter’s increased snowfall so far this year. Basin snowpack is estimated to be 143 percent of normal so far, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation said Friday.


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