Flaming Gorge

Current Status

(Last Updated:November 28, 2016)

Releases from Flaming Gorge Dam are currently 1,300 cfs. Releases will be increased to 1,800 cfs over a 10-day period beginning December 1, 2016, according to the linked schedule. Releases are anticipated to remain at 1,800 cfs through February, subject to hydrology.

Base Flow Forecast

The Record of Decision outlines base flow operations based on the observed April-July unregulated inflow volume. The observed April-July unregulated inflow volume into Flaming Gorge Dam was 1.048 million acre-feet.  This volume falls in the average (above median) hydrologic classification at 49 percent exceedance for the base flow period.  Base flow hydrologic classification may change based on observed hydrology through the end of February 2017. 

The November final forecast for inflows for the next three months projects above average conditions: November, December and January forecasted inflow volumes at 70,000 af (137 percent of average), 39,000 af (112 percent of average), and 43,000 af (112 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 the Flaming Gorge Working Group meeting on Thursday, April 20, 2017, at 10:00 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 June 23, 2016Flaming Gorge Working Group has been posted online. Past working group meeting summaries and can be accessed on the Working Group pages.

Additional Information

Last Updated: 11/28/16