Unregulated inflow into Flaming Gorge Reservoir during the month of March was 86,000 acre-feet (AF), or 84 percent of average. The reservoir elevation is 6018.6 feet. Observed inflows are averaging 2,000 cubic feet per second (cfs).
Flaming Gorge releases are currently 830 cfs steady minimum releases and are anticipated to remain at this level through winter until spring runoff beings sometime in May or June. Flaming Gorge Dam releases will increase for the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources spring fishery assessment on April 21-22, 2014.
Forecasts remain above average and Flaming Gorge Dam is in the moderately wet hydrologic classification for the spring flow period as outlined in the February 2006 Record of Decision - Operation of Flaming Gorge Dam Final Environmental Impact Statement. Inflows for the next three months are projected to be above average: with April, May and June forecasted inflow volumes at 140,000 AF (105% of average), 340,000 AF (139% of average), and 570,000 AF (146% of average), respectively. The April final forecast of the April-July unregulated inflow volume into Flaming Gorge Reservoir is 1,400,000 AF (143% of average). Based on the April final forecast, the spring hydrologic classification will be moderately wet.
To view the most current reservoir elevation, content, inflow and release, click on: Flaming Gorge Reservoir Data.
WORKING GROUP MEETING
The next Flaming Gorge Working Group meeting is scheduled for April 24, 2014, at 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 Ed Vidmar at 801-379-1182.
Updated April 8, 2014
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