The Pueblo Chieftan

SHUTDOWN: Dams not affected

Federal operation of dams and power plants that are part of the Fryingpan-Arkansas Project will continue during a federal shutdown.

Water rushes from an outlet at the base of the Pueblo Dam. Dam employees could be impacted by a shut dwn of the federal government. (File, The Pueblo Chieftain)
Water rushes from an outlet at the base of the Pueblo Dam. Dam employees could be impacted by a shut dwn of the federal government. (File, The Pueblo Chieftain)

The Bureau of Reclamation controls storage and releases from Pueblo Dam, Twin Lakes, Turquoise Lake and Ruedi Reservoir as part of the project.

It also operates the Mount Elbert power plant located at Twin Lakes.

“All of the Fryingpan-Arkansas Project will continue to be operational,” said Kara Lamb, spokesman for the regional Bureau of Reclamation office.

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