Fontenelle Dam

Current Status

(Last Updated: January 27, 2016)

Fontenelle Reservoir is currently at elevation 6483 feet, which amounts to 54 percent of live storage capacity. Inflows for the month of December totaled 36,000 AF, or 113 percent of average. Recent daily inflow averages have ranged from 460 cfs to 660 cfs.

The Colorado Basin River Forecast Center has forecasted winter inflows that are slightly below average.  January, February, and March forecasted inflow volumes amount to 29,000 AF (96% of average), 26,000 AF (94% of average), and 43,000 AF (82% of average) respectively.  It is anticipated that releases will be maintained at a baseflow of 950 cfs until Spring 2016.

To view the most current reservoir elevation, content, inflow and release, click on: Fontenelle Reservoir Data.

Working Group Meetings

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

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