River managers plan to lower flows out of Lucky Peak Dam by another 500 cubic feet per second at 8 a.m. Thursday.
That would bring the river to roughly 6,750 cfs by Thursday afternoon as measured at the Glenwood Bridge — 250 cfs below official flood stage at that gauge.
After a long spring of flooding, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Bureau of Reclamation have quickly cut flows this week. Just Sunday, river flows measured about 9,200 cfs at the Glenwood gauge.
The adjustments are possible because less snowmelt is flowing into upstream reservoirs.