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Flaming Gorge Dam





Flaming Gorge is currently releasing an average daily release of 1,700 cfs. The base flow average daily release rate will remain at 1,700 cfs with the hourly pattern shown until further notice. It is anticipated that releases will remain at 1,700 cfs through September 30, 2015. 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 July was 157,000 acre-feet (AF), or 75 percent of average. The reservoir elevation is 6,034.4 feet.  Observed inflows are averaging 1,700 cubic feet per second (cfs). 

Inflows for the next three months are projected to be below average: with August, September and October forecasted inflow volumes at 62,000 AF (70% of average), 50,000 AF (91% of average), and 55,000 AF (93% 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 August 27, 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 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.

Updated August 20, 2015
Heather Patno

Email comments/inquires to: ResourceMgr@usbr.gov