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Fontenelle Dam







Inflows to Fontenelle Reservoir for the month of February were 46,000 acre-feet (AF), or 166 percent of average. The reservoir elevation is 6486 feet, 58 percent of live capacity.  Inflows are averaging 740 cubic feet per second (cfs).  Fontenelle releases are currently 1,250 cfs and are expected to begin increasing in anticipation of spring runoff toward the end of March. 

Inflows for the next three months are projected to be above average: with March, April, and May forecasted inflow volumes at 55,000 AF (105% of average), and 90,000 AF (105% of average), and 160,000 AF (98 % of average), respectively. The March final forecast of the April-July inflow volume is 710,000 AF (98% 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 15, 2015, at 10:00 am at 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 20, 2014 at Joint Powers Water Board in Green River, Wyoming.  Minutes from the meeting are currently being drafted and will be posted on the Working Group webpages

Updated March 17, 2015
Lee Traynham

Email comments/inquires to: ResourceMgr@usbr.gov