Flaming Gorge

Current Status

(Last Updated: April 12, 2018)

Releases are currently 1,700 cfs with fluctuations for hydropower according to the linked schedule, and will increase or decrease throughout the spring season to meet the May 1 elevation target of 6,027 feet.

Unregulated inflow into Flaming Gorge Reservoir during the month of March was 98,864 af, or 97 percent of average. The reservoir elevation is 6,025.53 (85 percent of live capacity) and decreasing. 

The April final forecast for inflows for the next three months projects near average conditions: April, May, and June forecasted unregulated inflow volumes at 125,000 af (94 percent of average), 240,000 af (98 percent of average), and 400,000 af (102 percent of average), respectively. 

The April water supply forecast of the April through July unregulated inflow volume into Flaming Gorge Reservoir is 1,000,000 acre-feet (102 percent of average).  Current snowpack is 117 percent of median and we have received 117 percent of the season peak for the Upper Green Basin with additional storm systems anticipated through the remainder of April. 

To view the most current reservoir elevation, content, inflow and release, click on: Flaming Gorge Reservoir Data.

Working Group Meetings

The Flaming Gorge Working Group is an open public forum for information exchange between Reclamation and the stakeholders of Flaming Gorge Dam. The public is encouraged to attend and comment on the operations and plans presented by Reclamation at these meetings. Meeting notes from past Working Group meetings are posted on the Working Group webpage. For more information on this group and these meetings please contact Dale Hamilton at 801-379-1186 or Heather Patno at 801-524-3883.

Reclamation will be holding the next Flaming Gorge Working Group meeting on April 19, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. at the UDWR offices 318 North Vernal Ave, Vernal, Utah.

The August 30, 2016 Flaming Gorge Working Group has been posted online. Past working group meeting summaries and can be accessed on the Working Group pages.

Additional Information

Last Updated: 4/18/18