Flaming Gorge

Flaming Gorge Reservoir

Current Status

Last Updated: October 7, 2021

As of October 7, 2021, Flaming Gorge Reservoir pool elevation is 6021.85 feet, which amounts to 78 percent of live storage capacity. The planned average daily release at Flaming Gorge for October is planned to be about 1,310 cfs. Unregulated inflow volume for the month of September is approximately 27,000 acre-feet (af), which is 58% of the average September unregulated inflow volume.

The October final forecast for unregulated inflows into Flaming Gorge for the next three months projects below average conditions. October, November, and December forecasted unregulated inflow volumes amount to 32,000 af (60% of average), 32,000 af (73% of average), and 25,000 af (73% of average), respectively.
Pursuant to provisions of the Drought Response Operations Agreement (DROA), releases from Flaming Gorge are being increased to deliver an additional 125,000 af to Lake Powell by the end of October 2021. This decision was made in response to basin-wide drought and storage concerns at Lake Powell. The Flaming Gorge Operation Plan is currently being amended and releases will be made within the flexibility of the 2006 Flaming Gorge Record of Decision and within the provisions of the DROA. Reclamation and the Colorado Basin states remain committed to working together to develop future drought response plans.

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 is planning to hold the next Flaming Gorge Working Group meeting on March 17, 2022 at 10:00 am MDT via WebEx.

Past working group meeting summaries 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: 5/20/21