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Flaming Gorge

Current Status

(Last Updated: June 14, 2018)

Releases are currently set at 1,800 cfs with fluctuations for hydropower according to the attached schedule. Average daily releases will likely remain at 1,800 cfs through the end of June.

Unregulated inflow into Flaming Gorge Reservoir during the month of May was 422,000 af, or 118 percent of average. The current reservoir elevation is 6,030.77 (90 percent of live capacity) and increasing.

The June final forecast for inflows for the next three months projects below average to above average conditions: June, July, and August forecasted inflow volumes at 425,000 af (109 percent of average), 152,000 af (72 percent of average), and 75,000 af (84 percent of average), respectively.

The June water supply forecast of the April through July unregulated inflow volume into Flaming Gorge Reservoir is 1,120 thousand acre-feet (114 percent of average).  Current snowpack is at 92 percent of median.

 

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 will be holding the next Flaming Gorge Working Group meeting on August 28th, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. at the UDWR offices 318 North Vernal Ave, Vernal, Utah.

Notes from the April 19th, 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: 6/14/18