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Fontenelle Dam







Inflows to Fontenelle Reservoir for the month of November were 53,000 acre-feet (AF), or 126 percent of average. The reservoir elevation is 6498 feet, 84 percent of live capacity. Inflows are averaging 1,000 cubic feet per second (cfs). Fontenelle releases are currently 1,250 cfs and will remain at this level through spring.

Inflows for the next three months are projected to be above average: with December, January and February forecasted inflow volumes at 41,000 AF (128% of average), 40,000 AF (132% of average), and 35,000 AF (127% 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 April 22, 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 December 15, 2014
Heather Patno

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