Flaming Gorge is currently releasing a daily average of 1,700 cfs, with peak releases of 2,160 cfs occurring in the afternoon. There is the potential for a power system emergency occurring in California this week.
Everything is being done to alleviate the need for additional power and the likelihood of use is low. However, the potential exists that additional power from Flaming Gorge may be needed on an emergency basis.
Releases from Flaming Gorge Dam may instantaneously increase hourly releases up to an ADDITIONAL 2,400 cfs this week in order to respond to an emergency. Please be advised and aware of the potential for increased releases and implement the necessary safety precautions.
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 June was 434,000 acre-feet (AF), or 111 percent of average. The reservoir elevation is 6,034.01 feet. Observed inflows are averaging 5,500 cubic feet per second (cfs) but are expected to decrease with decreasing Fontenelle Dam releases.
Inflows for the next three months are projected to be below average: with July, August and September forecasted inflow volumes at 111,000 AF (53% of average), 60,000 AF (68% of average), and 43,000 AF (78% of average), respectively.
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 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.
Updated July 1, 2015
Email comments/inquires to: ResourceMgr@usbr.gov