Fontenelle Reservoir is currently at elevation 6491.0 feet, which amounts to 68 percent of live storage capacity. Inflows for the month of October totaled 46,000 AF, or 95 percent of average. Recent daily inflow averages have ranged from 620 cfs to 860 cfs.
Reservoir releases were reduced to 950 cfs on Monday, October 19, 2015. The Colorado Basin River Forecast Center has forecasted winter inflows that are slightly below average. November, December and January forecasted inflow volumes amount to 38,000 AF (90% of average), 30,000 AF (94% of average), and 27,000 AF (89% of average), respectively. It is anticipated that releases will be maintained at a baseflow of 950 cfs until Spring 2016.
The next Fontenelle Working Group meeting is scheduled for 10:00 am, April 20, 2016, 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 fall Fontenelle Working Group meeting was held on August 26, 2015 at the Wyoming Game and Fish Department in Green River, Wyoming (351 W. Astle Avenue). Minutes from the meeting are currently being drafted and will be posted on the Working Group webpages.
Updated November 12, 2015
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