3-MAR-2015  07:14:45    US BUREAU OF RECLAMATION
                                    YAKIMA PROJECT
                                SYSTEM STATUS AT 06:00


                  FOREBAY                TOTAL     PERCENT   RESERVOIR RESERVOIR
      RESERVOIR  ELEVATION   CONTENT    CAPACITY   CAPACITY     INFLOW  RELEASES
      --------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                  AF          AF         %         CFS       CFS

      Keechelus   2516.99    157745.     157800.       100.       152.      148.
      Kachess     2258.67    224018.     239000.        94.       159.       48.
      Cle Elum    2231.30    395950.     436900.        91.       450.      237.
      Bumping     3425.98     33684.      33970.        99.       195.      174.
      Rimrock     2925.95    197870.     198000.       100.       386.      343.
      Clear Creek 3011.39
      TOTALS                1009267.    1065400.        95.      1342.      949.

      IRRIGATION DIVERSIONS                    RIVER FLOWS
      ---------------------    CFS             -----------                  CFS
                                               Yakima River at Crystal      154.
      Kittitas                  0.             Yakima River at Easton       490.
      Roza                      0.             Yakima River at Cle Elum     787.*
      Yakima-Tieton             0.             Teanaway River at Forks      251.
      Wapato                    0.             Yakima River near Horlick   1041.
      Sunnyside                 0.             Yakima River near Umtanum   1664.
      MAJOR USERS TOTAL         0.             Yakima River blw Roza Dam    578.
                                               Naches River nr. Clf'Dell    718.
      Westside                  0.             Tieton Rvr near Cnl Hdwks    420.
      Naches-Selah              0.             Naches River near Naches    1187.*
      OTHERS ABOVE PARKER     150.             Yakima River near Parker    3291.
                                               Yakima River near Prosser   2369.
      TOTAL ABOVE PARKER      150.             * = estimated values
      ----------------------------
      Kennewick                 0.

      OTHER CANAL DIVERSIONS
      Wapatox                   0.
      Roza                   1070. generating with gate tucked with 1.5 panels down
      Chandler               1401. generating at 100%

      UNREGULATED TRIBUTARY & RETURN FLOW ABOVE PARKER     -  -   2491. CFS

      OPERATIONAL COMMENTS: Storage is 171.4% of average (1981-2010). 
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      Inflow to the five reservoirs is 89% and releases from the five are 128%
      of average. 
      Unregulated flow for the Yakima River nr. Parker is 91% and observed flow 
      is 95% of average. 
      No measurable precipitation has been recorded at the five reservoirs for the
      first two days of March. 
      Precipitation for the period October 1st - March 2nd is 151.99 inches, or 
      93.3% of average. 
      NRCS Snotel sites for the upper Yakima basin are reporting 25% and lower basin
      sites are reporting 37% of average. Data may not provide a valid representation 
      of conditions. Click on the link below for the complete daily report. 
      Sunny and cool in the mountain passes today with an East wind at 5 to 10mph and 
      afternoon pass temperatures around 35. Tomorrow, sunny and a few degrees warmer. 
      Mostly sunny in the valley today with highs in the mid 40's to low 50's. Tonight,
      clear and 21. Wednesday, sunny and 50. 
      Reservoir releases at Keechelus, Bumping and Rimrock may be adjusted as needed 
      to maintain full Lakes. No other system changes are scheduled today. 
      For further information contact the River Operator at 509-575-5848, ext: 219, or
      227, or click on the link below to visit our homepage. 
      Next River Operations Meeting Monday, March 9th at 1:30 in the Yakima Field Office. 
      Enjoy the day!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) +                                                                                       
                                                                                      
                                                                                      
                                                                                      
                                                                                      
                                                                                      
                                                                                      
                                                                                      
                                                                                      
                                                                                      


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