Flaming Gorge

Flaming Gorge Reservoir

Current Status

Last Updated: June 11, 2019

Reclamation has completed the Larval Trigger Study Plan (LTSP) and achieved 10 days at the targeted flows. This was achieved by using full powerplant releases and supplemented with full to partial bypass with most of the flow provided by the Yampa River to attain flows between to 18,600 cfs to 20,300 cfs at the USGS Jensen gage.  The Colorado Pikeminnow base flow study will be next and will be initiated in the upcoming weeks.  Targeted flows at the USGS Jensen gage with the combination of Flaming Gorge releases and Yampa River flows will be between 2000 cfs to 2600 cfs.  Releases from Flaming Gorge Dam will depend on how much flow is provided by the Yampa River.  

The July final forecast for unregulated inflows into Flaming Gorge for the next three months projects near average conditions: July, August, and September forecasted unregulated inflow volumes at 268,000 af (128 percent of average), 95,000 af (107 percent of average), and 60,000 af (109 percent of average), respectively. 

As of July 2, 2019, Flaming Gorge Reservoir’s pool elevation is 6032.97 feet (92 percent of live capacity) and increasing. Inflow into Flaming Gorge Reservoir during the month of June was 400,476 af or 134 percent of average.

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 Paul Davidson at 801-524-3642.

Reclamation has scheduled the following upcoming Flaming Gorge Working Group coordination meetings:

  • August 15th, 2019 at 10:00 am.  County Event Center (310 South Fairgrounds Rd) Price, Utah.  

Past working group meeting summaries and can be accessed on the Working Group pages.


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

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Last Updated: 7/3/19