Flows decreasing for inspection at Bowman Dam

Media Contact: Annette Ross, (208) 378-5322, aross@usbr.gov

For Release: October 31, 2018

PRINEVILLE, Ore. – The Bureau of Reclamation, in coordination with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and NOAA Fisheries, will reduce fish and wildlife winter flows from Arthur R. Bowman Dam as appropriate for a dive inspection of the dam on Friday, November 2, 2018. Flows will be reduced to 25 cubic feet per second (cfs) for 8 to 10 hours during the inspection. Flows may be further reduced to 10 cfs for some period of time if diver safety becomes a concern.

Arthur R. Bowman Dam is located on the Crooked River about 20 miles southeast of Prineville.

For real-time Crooked River flows at Reclamation facilities in the Pacific Northwest Region, visit https://www.usbr.gov/pn/hydromet/rtindex/crooked.html.

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