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BUREAU OF RECLAMATION
NAVAJO RESERVOIR RELEASES
April 17, 2015

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As a result of decreasing river flows in the San Juan River Basin, the Bureau of Reclamation has scheduled an increase in the release from Navajo Reservoir from 400 to 500 cubic feet per second (cfs) on Friday, April 17th, beginning at 2:00 p.m.  Releases are made for the authorized purposes of the Navajo Unit, and to attempt to maintain a target base flow through the endangered fish critical habitat reach of the San Juan River (Farmington to Lake Powell).

The San Juan River Basin Recovery Implementation Program recommends a target base flow of between 500 cfs and 1,000 cfs through the critical habitat area.  The target base flow is calculated as the weekly average of gaged flows throughout the critical habitat area. 

This scheduled release change is subject to changes in river flows and weather conditions.  If you have any questions, please contact Susan Behery at 970-385-6560 or sbehery@usbr.gov.

 

 

BUREAU OF RECLAMATION
NAVAJO RESERVOIR RELEASES
April 13, 2015

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As a result of decreasing river flows in the San Juan River Basin, the Bureau of Reclamation has scheduled an increase in the release from Navajo Reservoir from 350 to 400 cubic feet per second (cfs) on Tuesday, April 14th, beginning at 7:00 a.m.  Releases are made for the authorized purposes of the Navajo Unit, and to attempt to maintain a target base flow through the endangered fish critical habitat reach of the San Juan River (Farmington to Lake Powell).

The San Juan River Basin Recovery Implementation Program recommends a target base flow of between 500 cfs and 1,000 cfs through the critical habitat area.  The target base flow is calculated as the weekly average of gaged flows throughout the critical habitat area. 
 
This scheduled release change is subject to changes in river flows and weather conditions.  If you have any questions, please contact Susan Behery at 970-385-6560 or sbehery@usbr.gov.