Current Yampa River at Deerlodge flows are approximately 400 cfs, Green River at Jensen, Utah average daily flow is 2,700 cfs and Flaming Gorge average daily release is approximately 2,000 cfs. The targeted average daily base flow on the Green River at Jensen, Utah is 2,400 cfs through September 30, 2014.
In order to maintain 2,400 cfs daily average flow on the Green River at Jensen, Utah, Flaming Gorge releases was increased to an average daily release of 2,000 cfs. The increase began on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, according to the linked schedule. After the final change on Sunday, August 3, 2014, releases are at an average daily release rate of 2,000 cfs until further notice.
Unregulated inflow into Flaming Gorge Reservoir during the month of August was 126,000 acre-feet (AF), or 142 percent of average. The reservoir elevation is 6,028.3 feet. Observed inflows are averaging 1,500 cubic feet per second (cfs).
Inflows for the next three months are projected to be above average: with September, October and November forecasted inflow volumes at 72,000 AF (131% of average), 66,000 AF (112% of average), and 62,000 AF (121% of average), respectively. The August observed forecast of the April-July unregulated inflow volume into Flaming Gorge Reservoir is 1,159,000 AF (118% of average).
On May 16, 2014, the Flaming Gorge Technical Working Group (FGTWG) published the Proposed Flow and Temperature Objectives for 2014. Additional information regarding the FGTWG hydrology summaries and meeting summaries are also available online on the Technical Working Group page.
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 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.
Updated September 10, 2014
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