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Flaming Gorge

Current Status

(Last Updated: August 3, 2018)

Daily average releases are currently set at 2,000 cfs with fluctuations for hydropower according to the attached schedule. Further increases, up to a total daily release of 2,100 cfs may be purusued later in the summer base flow period to maintain downstream target flows at the Jensen, UT gage for the benefit of endangered species.

Unregulated inflow into Flaming Gorge Reservoir during the month of July was 102,000 af, or 48 percent of average. The current reservoir elevation is 6,034.40 (94 percent of live capacity) and decreasing.

The August final forecast for inflows for the next three months projects at or below average conditions: August, September, and October forecasted inflow volumes at 72,000 af (81 percent of average), 52,000 af (94 percent of average), and 58,000 af (98 percent of average), respectively. 

 

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 Jed Parker at 801-524-3816.

Reclamation will be holding the next Flaming Gorge Working Group meeting on August 27th, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. at the Uintah Conference Center, 313 E 200 S, Vernal, Utah.

Notes from the April 19th, 2018 Flaming Gorge Working Group have been posted online. Past working group meeting summaries and can be accessed on the Working Group pages.

Jed Parker, P.E.

Additional Information

Last Updated: 8/3/18