Annual Drawdown of Alcova Reservoir
Media Contact: John Lawson, (307) 261-5671
Mark Andersen, (406) 247-7610
For Release: September 27, 2005
The annual drawdown of Alcova Reservoir will begin on Monday, October 3, 2005, according to John H. Lawson, Area Manager of the Bureau of Reclamation, Wyoming Area Office in Mills, Wyoming. The Reservoir will be lowered approximately 10 feet in preparation for winter operation.
During the period of October 3 through October 31, 2005, the reservoir will be lowered to the normal winter operating range of 5,487 feet to 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 rapidly declining level of Alcova Reservoir and take proper precautions.
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