Flaming Gorge

Current Status

(Last Updated: April 18, 2016)

Flaming Gorge Dam is currently releasing steady minimum releases of 800 cfs.  The April unregulated inflow forecast into Flaming Gorge for the April-July period has improved and is currently at 76 percent of average.  This falls under the moderately dry hydrologic condition of the Record of Decision. It is anticipated that releases will remain at 800 cfs until the beginning of spring runoff sometime in May or June.  Base flow releases are subject to observed hydrology and all projections may change.

Unregulated inflow into Flaming Gorge Reservoir during the month of March was 84,000 af, or 83 percent of average. The reservoir elevation is 6,025.5 ft and increasing. Inflows for the next three months are projected to be below average: with April, May and June forecasted inflow volumes at 110,000 af (82 percent of average), 175,000 af (71 percent of average), and 300,000 af (77 percent of average), respectively. 

To view the most current reservoir elevation, content, inflow and release, click on: Flaming Gorge Reservoir Data.

Working Group Meetings

Reclamation will be holding two Flaming Gorge Working Group meetings this year. The first meeting will be held on March 23, 2016, at 6:00 p.m. in Green River, Utah at the Green River High School.

Reclamation will be holding the second Flaming Gorge Working Group meeting on Tuesday, April 19, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. at the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources offices located at 318 North Vernal Avenue, 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 Dale Hamilton at 801-379-1186 or Heather Patno at 801-524-3883.

The August 24, 2014 Flaming Gorge Working Group has been posted online. Past working group meeting summaries and can be accessed on the Working Group pages.

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