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Flaming Gorge Dam







Flaming Gorge Dam will begin decreasing from an average daily release of approximately 1,950 cfs beginning October 3, 2014. Releases will decrease to an average daily release of 1,300 cfs by October 16, 2014, according to the linked schedule.  After the final change on Thursday, October 16, 2014, releases are at an average daily release rate of 1,300 cfs with hourly fluctuations for hydropower until further notice. It is anticipated that release will increase to between 1,900 to 2,000 cfs daily average releases with hourly fluctuations for hydropower during December through February. Further information will be provided when it is available. All projections are provisional until official notification has been sent.

Unregulated inflow into Flaming Gorge Reservoir during the month of September was 103,000 acre-feet (AF), or 187 percent of average. The reservoir elevation is 6,028.3 feet. Flaming Gorge Reservoir received 255 and 210 percent of average precipitation in August and September, respectively.

Inflows for the next three months are projected to be above average: with October, November and December forecasted inflow volumes at 105,000 AF (178% of average), 72,000 AF (141% of average), and 48,000 AF (138% of average), respectively. 

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

USGS streamgage data for: (1) the Yampa River at Deerlodge Park and (2) the Green River near Jensen

CBRFC forecast data for: (1) the Yampa River at Deerlodge Park and (2) the Green River near Jensen.


The next Flaming Gorge Working Group meeting is scheduled for April 23, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. to be held in 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 Heather Patno at 801-524-3883.

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

Updated October 1, 2014
Heather Patno

Email comments/inquires to: ResourceMgr@usbr.gov