Flaming Gorge

Current Status

(Last Updated: January 14, 2016)

Flaming Gorge is currently releasing a daily average of 2,200 cfs. Western Area Power Administration hourly hydropower demand changes throughout the winter.  Therefore, beginning February 1, 2016, Flaming Gorge Dam will begin releasing the attached hourly schedule averaging 2,200 cfs/day, according to the the linked schedule. It is anticipated that releases will remain at the average daily release of 2,200 cfs with hourly fluctuations for hydropower through February 29, 2016.  

Information regarding revised releases will be distributed as early as possible. Base flow releases are subject to observed hydrology and all projections may change.

Unregulated inflow into Flaming Gorge Reservoir during the month of December was 38,000 acre-feet (AF), or 110 percent of average. The reservoir elevation is 6,026 feet and decreasing.  Observed inflows are averaging 1,100 cubic feet per second (cfs). 

Inflows for the next three months are projected to be at or below average: with January, February and March forecasted inflow volumes at 39,000 AF (97% of average), 38,000 AF (85% of average), and 87,000 AF (85% of average), respectively. 

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

Working Group Meetings

The next Flaming Gorge Working Group meeting is scheduled for April 21, 2016, 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 Peter Crookston at 801-379-1152 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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