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Flaming Gorge Dam







Releases from Flaming Gorge Dam will be increased from an average daily release of 1,300 cfs to 1,950 cfs beginning December 1st and ending on December 14, 2014. The hourly release pattern on December 14, 2014, will be implemented through the winter. Any updates to the hourly release pattern will be communicated. Unregulated inflow into Flaming Gorge Reservoir during the month of October was 105,000 acre-feet (AF), or 178 percent of average.  The reservoir elevation is 6,028.6 feet.  Observed inflows are averaging 1,200 cubic feet per second (cfs). 

Flaming Gorge releases are currently 1,300 cfs average daily release with hourly fluctuations for hydropower through November.  Releases will be increased to an average daily release of approximately 2,000 cfs with fluctuations for hydropower during December through February.

Inflows for the next three months are projected to be above average: with November, December and January forecasted inflow volumes at 72,000 AF (141% of average), 50,000 AF (143% of average), and 50,000 AF (124% 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 23, 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 November 25, 2014
Heather Patno

Email comments/inquires to: ResourceMgr@usbr.gov