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Flaming Gorge Dam





Flaming Gorge is currently releasing a daily average of 2,200 cfs. Western Area Power Administration hourly hydropower demand changes throughout the winter.  Therefore, beginning November 1, 2015, Flaming Gorge Dam will begin releasing the attached hourly schedule averaging 2,200 cfs/day, according to the the linked schedule.  It is anticipated that releases will remain at the average daily release of 2,200 cfs with hourly fluctuations for hydropower through February 29, 2016.  

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 September was 39,000 acre-feet (AF), or 70 percent of average. 

Inflows for the next three months are projected to be below average: with October, November and December forecasted inflow volumes at 44,000 AF (75% of average), 41,000 AF (80% of average), and 30,000 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 21, 2016, 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 Peter Crookston at 801-379-1152 or Heather Patno at 801-524-3883.

The August 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 October 27, 2015
Heather Patno

Email comments/inquires to: ResourceMgr@usbr.gov