Flaming Gorge

Current Status

(Last Updated: December 20, 2018)

Daily average releases are currently set at 2,000 cfs with fluctuations for hydropower according to the release schedule. Average daily releases will likely remain at 2,000 cfs through the end of February.

Observed inflow into Flaming Gorge Reservoir during the month of November was 61,300 acre-feet, or 95 percent of average. The current reservoir elevation is 6,029.2 feet (89 percent of live capacity) and decreasing.

The December forecast for inflows for the next three months projects above average conditions: December, January, and February forecasted inflow volumes at 61,500 acre-feet (105 percent of average), 67,500 acre-feet (104 percent of average), and 66,500 acre-feet (100 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 has scheduled the following upcoming Flaming Gorge Working Group coordination meetings:

  • March 7th, 2019 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Carbon County Event Center in Price, UT (310 South Fairground Road)
  • April 18th, 2019 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Uintah Conference Center in Vernal, UT (313 E 200 S)

Notes from the April 27th, 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: 12/20/18