(Last Updated: April 18, 2016)
Fontenelle Reservoir is currently at elevation 6475 ft, which amounts to 42 percent of live storage capacity. Inflows for the month of March totaled 50,000 acre-feet (af), or 95 percent of average. Recent daily inflow averages are increasing with the beginning of spring runoff and rain events with a seven-day average of 1,330 cubic feet per second (cfs).
The Colorado Basin River Forecast Center has forecasted spring inflows that are below average. April, May and June forecasted inflow volumes amount to 70,000 af (82 percent of average), 110,000 af (67 percent of average), and 250,000 af (84 percent of average), respectively. It is anticipated that releases will be maintained at a baseflow of 950 cfs until May 2016.
Working Group Meetings
The next Fontenelle Working Group meeting is scheduled for 10:00 am, April 20, 2016, 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 fall Fontenelle Working Group meeting was held on August 26, 2015 at the Wyoming Game and Fish Department in Green River, Wyoming (351 W. Astle Avenue). Minutes from the meeting are currently being drafted and will be posted on the Working Group webpages.
Please contact the Operations Group via e-mail at ResourceMgr@usbr.gov for additional information.
Last Updated: 4/18/16