Flaming Gorge

Flaming Gorge Reservoir

Current Status

Last Updated: July 14, 2021

As of July 14, 2021, Flaming Gorge Reservoir pool elevation is 6023.31 feet, which amounts to 83 percent of live storage capacity. Unregulated inflows for the month of June is approximately 149,000 acre-feet (af), which is 38% of the average June unregulated inflow volume.

The July final forecast for unregulated inflows into Flaming Gorge for the next three months projects below average conditions. July, August, and September forecasted unregulated inflow volumes amount to 35,000 af (17% of average), 25,000 af (28% of average), and 25,000 af (45% of average), respectively.

The July water supply forecast of the April through July unregulated inflow volume into Flaming Gorge Reservoir is 350,000 af (36% of average).  

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.

Beginning on July 27, 2021, the daily average releases from Flaming Gorge Dam are scheduled to increase from 1310 cubic feet per second (cfs) to 1,360.

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 August 12, 2021 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