Inflows to Fontenelle Reservoir for the month of October were 53,000 acre-feet (AF), or 109 percent of average. The reservoir elevation is 6491.96 feet, 70 percent of live capacity. Inflows are averaging 800 cubic feet per second (cfs) and are expected to remain steady or decrease over the next month. The fall and winter season continues to be wetter than forecated and forecasts continue to increase. Fontenelle Reservoir releases are currently at 990 cfs and are expected to remain at that level for the remainder of the winter, but releases may be revised to respond to significant changes in hydrology. Projections are updated monthly and new projections will be posted as Reclamation acquires updated information.
Inflows for the next three months are projected to be close to average: with November, December and January forecasted inflow volumes at 42,000 AF (95% of average), 30,000 AF (94% of average), and 27,000 AF (90% of average), respectively. The observed April through July unregulated inflow volume was 317,000 af or 44 percent of the 1981-2010 thirty-year 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 beren posted on the Working Group webpages.
Updated November 5, 2013
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