Unregulated inflow into Flaming Gorge Reservoir during the month of October was 68,000 acre-feet (AF), or 115 percent of average. The reservoir elevation is 6015.3 feet and holding steady. Observed inflows are approximately 900 cubic feet per second (cfs).
Flaming Gorge releases are currently 800 cfs steady minimum release and are anticipated to remain at this level through winter until spring runoff begins sometime in May or June 2014. The reservoir elevation is projected to reach 6015 feet remain close to that level through the winter before increasing to a peak elevation next year of approximately 6026 feet. All data is provisional and projections are based on the current forecasted inflow into Flaming Gorge Reservoir.
Forecasts remain below average and Flaming Gorge Dam is in the dry hydrologic classification for the base flow period as outlined in the February 2006 Record of Decision - Operation of Flaming Gorge Dam Final Environmental Impact Statement. Inflows for the next three months are projected to be close to average: with November, December and Januaryforecasted inflow volumes at 50,000 AF (98% of average), 33,000 AF (94% of average), and 34,000 AF (85% of average), respectively. The observed 2013 April through July unregulated inflow volume is 361,000 AF or 37 percent of the 1981-2010 thirty-year average.
To view the most current reservoir elevation, content, inflow and release, click on: Flaming Gorge Reservoir Data.
WORKING GROUP MEETING
The next Flaming Gorge Working Group meeting is scheduled for April 24, 2014, at the Utah Department of Natural Resources building in Vernal, Utah. The Flaming Gorge Working Group is an open public forum for information exchange between Reclamation and the stake holders of Flaming Gorge Dam. The public is encouraged to attend and comment on the operations and plans presented by Reclamation at these meetings. Meeting notes from past Working Group meetings are posted on the Working Group webpage. For more information on this group and these meetings please contact Ed Vidmar at 801-379-1182.
Updated November 5, 2013
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