Inflows to Fontenelle Reservoir for the month of January were 29,000 acre-feet (AF), or 96 percent of average. The reservoir elevation is 6476 feet, 44 percent of live capacity. Inflows are averaging 460 cubic feet per second (cfs) and are expected to remain steady or increase over the next month. Fontenelle Reservoir releases are currently at 990 cfs and are expected to remain at this level through the winter period, but releases may be revised to respond to significant changes in hydrology. Projections are updated monthly and new projections will be posted as Reclamation acquires updated information.
The February midmonth forecast of inflows for the next three months are projected to be above average: February, March and April forecasted inflow volumes at 28,000 AF (101% of average), 45,000 AF (86% of average), and 95,000 AF (111% of average), respectively. The midmonth forecast of the April-July inflow volume is 950,000 acre-feet or 131% of average.
To view the most current reservoir elevation, content, inflow and release, click on: Fontenelle Reservoir Data.
The next Fontenelle Working Group meeting is scheduled for April 23, 2014, at 10:00 am at the Seedskadee Wildlife Refuge in Green River, Wyoming. The Fontenelle Working Group is an open public forum for information exchange between Reclamation and other parties associated with the operation of Fontenelle Reservoir. The autumn Fontenelle Working Group meeting was held on August 22, 2013 at the Joint Powers Water Board in Green River, Wyoming. Minutes from the meeting have been posted on the Working Group webpages.
Updated February 20, 2014
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