Great Plains Region
Released On: September 19, 2011
Annual Drawdown of Alcova Reservoir
The annual drawdown of Alcova Reservoir will begin on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, according to Wyoming Area Manager John H. Lawson. During the month of October, the reservoir water surface elevation will be lowered about 10 feet at a rate of approximately 4 inches per day. The reservoir's normal winter operating range is between 5,487 and 5,489 feet. Water released in the drawdown of Alcova Reservoir will be restored downstream in Glendo Reservoir. Boat owners and recreationists should be aware of the declining level of Alcova Reservoir and take proper precautions.
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