Navajo Dam Project Notices

Navajo Dam

Project Notices

BUREAU OF RECLAMATION
NAVAJO RESERVOIR RELEASES

SENT VIA FAX AND E-MAIL
November 23, 2016

 

The Bureau of Reclamation will be decreasing the release from Navajo Reservoir from 350 cubic feet per second (cfs) to 250 cfs on Thursday, December 1st, 2016 at approximately 3:00 pm. This temporary, lower release is made in collaboration with the San Juan River Basin Recovery Implementation Program (SJRIP) for an instream project taking place at the Hogback canal.  The release will be increased back to 350 cfs starting at 8:00 am on Wednesday, December 7th, 2016.  This scheduled increase may change depending on river conditions.    Releases are made for the authorized purposes of the Navajo Unit, and, pursuant to Reclamation’s 2006 Record of Decision for Navajo Reservoir, in an 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 Erik Knight at 970-248-0629 or eknight@usbr.gov.  For more information on Navajo Reservoir operations, please visit http://www.usbr.gov/uc/water/crsp/cs/nvd.html.

 

BUREAU OF RECLAMATION
NAVAJO RESERVOIR RELEASES

SENT VIA FAX AND E-MAIL
November 7, 2016

 

As a result of increasing river flows in the San Juan River Basin, and in an effort to conserve water, the Bureau of Reclamation has scheduled a decrease in the release from Navajo Reservoir from 400 cubic feet per second (cfs) to 350 cfs on Tuesday, November 8th, starting at 8:00 a.m.  Releases are made for the authorized purposes of the Navajo Unit, and, pursuant to Reclamation’s 2006 Record of Decision for Navajo Reservoir, in an 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.  For more information on Navajo Reservoir operations, please visit http://www.usbr.gov/uc/water/crsp/cs/nvd.html.

 

 

BUREAU OF RECLAMATION
NAVAJO RESERVOIR RELEASES

SENT VIA FAX AND E-MAIL
October 3, 2016

 

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 450 cubic feet per second (cfs) to 400 cfs on Tuesday, October 4th, starting at 11:00 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.  For more information on Navajo Reservoir operations, please visit http://www.usbr.gov/uc/water/crsp/cs/nvd.html.

 

Contact

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

Last Updated: 11/23/16