24-APR-2015  07:00:37    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   2514.02    150220.     157800.        95.       258.      855.
      Kachess     2261.68    237530.     239000.        99.       217.      240.
      Cle Elum    2239.20    433100.     436900.        99.       897.     1066.
      Bumping     3425.97     33671.      33970.        99.       209.      202.
      Rimrock     2924.43    194055.     198000.        98.       373.      688.
      Clear Creek 3011.29
      TOTALS                1048576.    1065400.        98.      1953.     3051.

      IRRIGATION DIVERSIONS                    RIVER FLOWS
      ---------------------    CFS             -----------                  CFS

      Kittitas                928.             Yakima River at Easton       341.
      Roza                    402.             Yakima River at Cle Elum    1409.*
      Yakima-Tieton           172.             Teanaway River at Forks      226.
      Wapato                 1291.             Yakima River near Horlick   1753.
      Sunnyside               695.             Yakima River near Umtanum   1823.
      MAJOR USERS TOTAL      3487.             Yakima River blw Roza Dam   1275.
                                               Naches River nr. Clf'Dell    710.
      Westside                104.             Tieton Rvr near Cnl Hdwks    552.
      Naches-Selah            121.             Naches River near Naches    1258.*
      OTHERS ABOVE PARKER    1273.             Yakima River near Parker     505.
                                               Yakima River near Prosser    687.
      TOTAL ABOVE PARKER     4760.             * = estimated value
      ----------------------------
      Kennewick               211. 

      OTHER CANAL DIVERSIONS
      Wapatox                  55. 
      Roza                    415. no generation, 14.5 panels down, gate tucked
      Chandler                527. no generation

      UNREGULATED TRIBUTARY & RETURN FLOW ABOVE PARKER     -  -   2214. CFS

      OPERATIONAL COMMENTS: Storage is 140% of average (1981-2010).
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      Please Note: The system went on Storage Control and pro-rationing Wednesday, April
      15th. Senior users receive 100% supply, Junior users are currently at a 54% supply. 
      Inflow to the five reservoirs is 49%, releases from the five are 234% and major 
      canal diversions are 115% of average. 
      Unregulated flow for the Yakima River nr. Parker is 33% and observed flow is 17%
      of average. 
      Inflow to the five reservoirs for the water year to date is 1174KAF, or 147% and 
      releases from the five is 507KAF, or 147% of average. 
      Unregulated flow for the Yakima River nr. Parker for the same period is 2321KAF, or
      133% and observed flow is 1427KAF, or 132% of average. 
      Major canal diversions for the period April 1st - 23rd is 101KAF, or 108% of average. 
      Precipitation at the five reservoirs for the month of April to date is 4.77 inches, 
      or 34.8% of the month's average. 
      Precipitation for the period October 1st - April 23rd is 175.05 inches, or 90.8%
      of average. 
      NRCS Snotel sites for the upper Yakima basin are reporting 6% and lower basin sites 
      are reporting 23% of average. Data does not provide a valid representation of conditions. 
      Click on the link below for the complete daily report. 
      Rain and snow in the mountain passes today with snow level at 3000 feet and afternoon 
      pass temperatures in the upper 30's. Rain and snow tonight with up to one half inch 
      of precipitation possible. Saturday, rain and snow showers likely with afternoon 
      thunderstorms possible. 
      Cloudy skies with some sun in the valley today with highs in the low 60's with a chance
      for a shower. Tonight, cloudy and 36. Saturday, partly sunny with a chance for showers. 
      Highs around 60. 
      Sunnyside Valley ID will add 40cfs, Kennewick ID will add 15cfs today. Yakima Tieton 
      ID will cut 20cfs and Naches/Selah ID will cut 10cfs today. Reservoir releases will be 
      adjusted as needed for system demands. For further information contact the River Operator
      at 509-575-5848, ext: 219, or click on the link below to visit our homepage. 
      Please Note: All water users must phone in their diversion changes/water orders to the 
      River Operator at the above number at least 48 hours prior to any changes. Thank you!!
      Next River Operations Meeting Monday, May 4th at 10:30 in the Yakima Field Office. 
      Happy Friday!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) + 
                                                                                      
                                                                                      
                                                                                      
                                                                                      
                                                                                      
                                                                                      
                                                                                      
                                                                                      
                                                                                      
                                                                                      


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