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Fontenelle Dam







Inflows to Fontenelle Reservoir for the month of March were 56,000 acre-feet (AF), or 106 percent of average. The reservoir elevation is 6469 feet, 33 percent of live capacity.  Inflows are averaging 1,000 cubic feet per second (cfs).  Fontenelle releases are currently at 1,420 cfs and will be increasing to power plant capacity (~1,500 cfs) over five days beginning Wednesday, March 19th and completing the increase on Sunday, March 23, 2014.

Inflows for the next three months are projected to be above average: with April, May and June forecasted inflow volumes at 105,000 AF (123% of average), 260,000 AF (159% of average), and 515,000 AF (172% of average), respectively.  The April final forecast of the April-July inflow volume is 1,210,000 AF (167% 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 April 8, 2014
Heather Patno

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