Navajo Dam Project Notices

Navajo Dam

Project Notices

BUREAU OF RECLAMATION
NAVAJO RESERVOIR
2016 SPRING PEAK RELEASE FINAL SCHEDULE
May 25, 2016

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The Bureau of Reclamation has received a request from the San Juan County, New Mexico Office of Emergency Management for a temporary decrease in the release to aid in the recovery of debris in the river and address issues with several structures in the river that pose a risk to public safety.  Reclamation began rapidly decreasing the release starting at 10:00 AM today, May 25th, and will reach 2,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) by 8pm this evening.  When the structures are secure and debris is removed, the release will be increased back to 5,000 cfs.  Another public notice will be sent out when that date and time are determined.

During spring operations, releases from the Navajo Unit will be made in an attempt to remain at or below the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers safe channel capacity of 5,000 cfs between Navajo Dam and the confluence with the Animas River in Farmington, and 12,000 cfs downstream of Farmington.  The release may be changed or reduced if precipitation forecasts show risk of exceeding safe channel capacity in the San Juan River.e San Juan River.

If you have any questions, or would like further information, please contact Susan Behery at 970-385-6560 or email at sbehery@usbr.gov.

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Contact

Please contact the Operations Group via e-mail at ResourceMgr@usbr.gov for additional information.

Last Updated: 5/25/16