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Fontenelle Dam







Inflows to Fontenelle Reservoir for the month of December were 51,000 acre-feet (AF), or 159 percent of average. The reservoir elevation is 6493 feet, 73 percent of live capacity. Inflows are averaging 840 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 January, February and March forecasted inflow volumes at 40,000 AF (132% of average), 35,000 AF (127% of average), and 57,000 AF (108% 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 January 20, 2015
Heather Patno

Email comments/inquires to: ResourceMgr@usbr.gov