5-MAY-2016  08:01:38    US BUREAU OF RECLAMATION
                                    YAKIMA PROJECT
                                SYSTEM STATUS AT 06:00

                  FOREBAY                TOTAL     PERCENT   RESERVOIR RESERVOIR
      RESERVOIR  ELEVATION   CONTENT    CAPACITY   CAPACITY     INFLOW  RELEASES
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                       FB         AF          AF         %         CFS       CFS
      Keechelus   2515.65    154335.     157800.        98.       905.      471.
      Kachess     2258.12    221570.     239000.        93.       879.       30.
      Cle Elum    2234.56    411102.     436900.        94.      3674.     1931.
      Bumping     3424.33     31559.      33970.        93.       993.      638.
      Rimrock     2922.85    190155.     198000.        96.      1454.     1650.
      Clear Cr    3011.48
      TOTALS                1008721.    1065400.        95.      7905.     4721.

      IRRIGATION DIVERSIONS                    RIVER FLOWS
      ---------------------    CFS             -----------                  CFS
      Kittitas                722.
      Roza                    658.             Yakima River at Easton       313.
      Yakima-Tieton           224.             Teanaway River at Forks      941.
      Wapato                 1543.             Yakima River near Horlick   3489.
      Sunnyside               723.             Yakima River near Umtanum   4633.
      MAJOR USERS TOTAL      3869.             Yakima River blw Roza Dam   2555.
                                               Naches River nr. Clf'Dell   2600.
      Westside                 96.             Tieton Rvr belw Cnl Hdwks   1470.
      Naches-Selah            119.             Naches River near Naches    5240.
      OTHERS ABOVE PARKER    1203.             Yakima River near Parker    6854.
                                               Yakima River near Prosser   6320.
      TOTAL ABOVE PARKER     5072.
      ----------------------------
      Kennewick               211.

      OTHER CANAL DIVERSIONS
      Wapatox                  55.
      Roza at Headworks      1834.
      Chandler               1450.

      UNREGULATED TRIBUTARY & RETURN FLOW ABOVE PARKER     -  -   7206. CFS

      OPERATIONAL COMMENTS:  Storage is 125.8% of average (1981, 2010).
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      Inflow to the five reservoirs is 185% and release from the five is 231% of
      average.  Major canal diversions is 101% of average.  Unregulated flow for
      the Yakima R nr Parker is 185% and regulated flow is 231% of average. 
      Inflow to the five reservoirs for the Water Year to date (Oct. to May 4) 
      is 1463 KAF, or 165% of average and releases from the five is 624 KAF, or 
      163% of average.  Unregulated flow for the Yakima R nr Parker for the same
      period is 3277 KAF, or 170% of average and regulated flow is 2163 KAF, or
      189% of average.
      Precipitation at the five reservoirs for May to date is 1.18 inches, or
      92% of average and 12% of the months average.  Precipitation for the Water
      Year to date is 237.63 inches, or 120% of average.  NRCS Snotel  sites for
      the Upper Yakima Basin are reporting 60% of average and Lower Basin sites
      82% of average.
      The mountains will be mostly cloudy, highs in the 50's.  Chance of rain.
      Snow level 8000 FT.  The Valleys will be cloudy, highs near 80. Chance of 
      thunderstorms in the afternoon.  Northwest wind 5-10 MPH.  For the
      complete forecast go to http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/pdt/.
      Keechelus outflow will decrease 25 CFS and Cle Elum outflow will decrease
      200 CFS.  Yakima-Tieton canal will add 5 CFS, Roza Canal will add 25 CFS, 
      Sunnyside Canal will add 40 CFS.  
      No other system changes expected today.
      For further information contact the River Operator at 509-575-5848,  
      ext. 219, or click on the link below to visit our homepage.  
      The next River Operations meeting is today at 10:30 in the YFO.
      Have a good day!!!!!!


 
                                                                                      
                                                                                      
                                                                                      
                                                                                      
                                                                                      
                                                                                      
                                                                                      
                                                                                      
                                                                                      
                                                                                      


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