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Flaming Gorge Dam







Unregulated inflow into Flaming Gorge Reservoir during the month of February was 63,000 acre-feet (AF), or 141 percent of average.  The reservoir elevation is 6,026 feet.  Observed inflows are averaging 1,500 cubic feet per second (cfs). 

Flaming Gorge releases are currently 2,000 cfs daily release with hourly fluctuations for hydropower.  Forecasts have decreased and releases are anticipated to decrease to 1,500 cfs in March and April in order to obtain the May 1 reservoir elevation target of 6,027 feet.

Inflows for the next three months are projected to be below average: with March, April and May forecasted inflow volumes at 95,000 AF (93% of average), 120,000 AF (90% of average), and 210,000 AF (86% 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 30, 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 March 17, 2015
Heather Patno

Email comments/inquires to: ResourceMgr@usbr.gov