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Fontenelle Dam







Inflows to Fontenelle Reservoir for the month of July were 220,000 acre-feet (AF), or 124 percent of average. The reservoir elevation is 6505.6 feet, 99 percent of live capacity.  Inflows are averaging 1,800 cubic feet per second (cfs).  Fontenelle releases are currently at 1,750 cfs. Base flow releases are provisionally scheduled at 1,300 cfs and will likely begin sometime in August.

Inflows for the next three months are projected to be above average: with August, September and October forecasted inflow volumes at 85,000 AF (111% of average), 59,000 AF (129% of average), and 55,000 AF (113% of average), respectively. 

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 August 20, 2014, at 10:00 am at the Joint Powers Water Board 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 spring Fontenelle Working Group meeting was held on April 23, 2014 at Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge in Green River, Wyoming.  Minutes from the meeting are currently being drafted and will be posted on the Working Group webpages

Updated August 14, 2014
Heather Patno

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