Annual Drawdown of Alcova Reservoir

Media Contact: Mahonri Williams, (307) 261-5624

For Release: September 20, 2012

MILLS, Wyo. -- The annual drawdown of Alcova Reservoir will begin on Monday, Oct. 1, according to Wyoming Area Manager Coleman Smith.

During October, the reservoir water surface elevation will be lowered about 10 feet, at a rate of approximately four 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," Smith said.

Boat owners and recreationists should be aware of the declining level of Alcova Reservoir and take proper precautions. For more information about the Alcova drawdown, please contact Mahonri Williams at 307-261-5624.

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