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BUREAU OF RECLAMATION
NAVAJO RESERVOIR RELEASES

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May 1, 2015

 

As a result of increasing river flows in the San Juan River Basin, the Bureau of Reclamation has scheduled a decrease in the release from Navajo Reservoir from 650 cubic feet per second (cfs) to 350 cfs on Monday, May 4 starting at 8:00 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.

 

BUREAU OF RECLAMATION
NAVAJO RESERVOIR RELEASES

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April 27, 2015

 

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 450 cfs to 650 cfs on Tuesday, April 28 at 8:00 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.

 

BUREAU OF RECLAMATION
NAVAJO RESERVOIR RELEASES

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April 23, 2015

 As a result of decreasing river flows in the San Juan River Basin, the Bureau of Reclamation has scheduled a 50 cubic feet per second (cfs) increase in the release from Navajo Reservoir on Friday, April 24 at 8:30 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).

Due to concerns over the accuracy of the gage reading, Reclamation requested an additional physical measurement at the USGS San Juan River at Archuleta gage.  The gage is reading approximately 135 cfs higher than what was physically measured in the river today.  The USGS website has not yet been updated with this new shift. When it is updated, the reading at Archuleta will be closer to 450 cfs, based on the most recent release change.  Reclamation is using a preliminary USGS shift. It is subject to review by the USGS and may change.

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

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April 21, 2015

As a result of decreasing river flows in the San Juan River Basin, the Bureau of Reclamation has scheduled a 50 cubic feet per second (cfs) increase in the release from Navajo Reservoir on Wednesday, April 22 at 8 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).

Due to concerns over the accuracy of the gage reading, Reclamation requested an additional physical measurement at the USGS San Juan River at Archuleta gage.  The gage is reading approximately 135 cfs higher than what was physically measured in the river today, 355 cfs.  The USGS website has not yet been updated with this new shift. When it is updated, the reading at Archuleta will be closer to 400 cfs, based on the most recent release change.  Reclamation is using a preliminary USGS shift. It is subject to review by the USGS and may change.

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


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April 17, 2015

 

 

 

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


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April 13, 2015

 

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.