Flaming Gorge

Flaming Gorge Reservoir

Current Status

Last Updated: September 5, 2019

The Colorado Pikeminnow base flow study is in progress.  Targeted flows at the USGS Jensen gage with the combination of Flaming Gorge releases and Yampa River flows are between 2000 cfs to 2600 cfs.  Releases from Flaming Gorge Dam will depend on how much flow is provided by the Yampa River.  This will continue through the end of September.

As of September 4, 2019 Flaming Gorge Reservoir pool elevation is 6032.61 feet, which amounts to 92 percent of live storage capacity. Inflows for the month of August totaled 59,473acre-feet (af) or 74 percent of average. Release will be sustained at 1900 cfs until the end of the Colorado Pikeminnow study, pending the Yampa River contributing flows.  

The September final forecast for unregulated inflows into Flaming Gorge for the next three months projects near average conditions: September, October, and November forecasted unregulated inflow volumes at 45,000 af (82 percent of average), 57,000 af (97 percent of average), and 56,000 af (110 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 Paul Davidson at 801-524-3642.

Reclamation is planning to hold the Pre-Flaming Gorge Working Group meeting on March 19, 2020 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Uintah Conference Center in Vernal UT (313 East 200 South).  The Flaming Gorge Working Group meeting to review stakeholders comments and input is scheduled for April 16, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Carbon County Event Center, 450 S Fairgrounds Rd, Price, UT 84501, USA.

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: 9/10/19