Fontenelle Dam

Current Status

(Last Updated: January 31, 2019)

Fontenelle Reservoir is currently at elevation 6477.0 feet, which amounts to 44 percent of live storage capacity. Inflows for the month of December totaled 30,500 acre-feet (af), or 95 percent of average. Average inflows are occurring and releases are being adjusted to increase capacity in the reservoir. Releases are currently set at and expected to remain at 1,000 cfs through early spring, 2019.

Please refer to the following link for Green River flow projections, through Green River, WY, provided by the Colorado River Basin Forecast Center:

CBRFC Green River, WY Projection

The Colorado Basin River Forecast Center has forecasted inflows that are at or near average.  January, February, and March forecasted inflow volumes amount to 28,000 acre-feet (92 percent of average), 26,000 acre-feet (92 percent of average), and 43,000 acre-feet (82 percent of average), respectively. 

To view the most current reservoir elevation, content, inflow and release, click on: Fontenelle Reservoir Data.

Working Group Meetings

The next Fontenelle Working Group meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m., April 24, 2019. The meeting will be held at Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge. The Fontenelle Working Group is an open public forum for information exchange between Reclamation and other parties associated with the operation of Fontenelle Reservoir.

The fall Fontenelle Working Group meeting was held on August 23, 2018 at the Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge. Minutes from the meeting are currently posted on the Working Group webpages

Jed Parker, P.E.

Additional Information

Last Updated: 1/31/19