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Fontenelle Dam







Fontenelle releases are currently 1,280 cfs total release. Recent storms are expected to increase inflows above 5,000 cfs by Wednesday, October 1, 2014. Fontenelle Reservoir is expected to increase because of the anticipated large inflows. Therefore, beginning Wednesday, October 1, 2014, releases shall be increased to a total release of 1,500 cfs.

Inflows to Fontenelle Reservoir for the month of August were 98,000 acre-feet (AF), or 128 percent of average. The reservoir elevation is 6503.6 feet, 96 percent of live capacity. Inflows are averaging 1,100 cubic feet per second (cfs). Fontenelle releases are currently at 1,750 cfs.

Inflows for the next three months are projected to be above average: with September, October and November forecasted inflow volumes at 62,000 AF (135% of average), 58,000 AF (119% of average), and 51,000 AF (121% 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 September 29, 2014
Heather Patno

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