Fontenelle

Fontenelle Dam

Current Status

Last Updated: October 2, 2020

As of October 1, 2020, the Fontenelle Reservoir pool elevation is 6494.43 feet, which amounts to 75 percent of live storage capacity. Inflows for the month of September totaled 25,000 acre-feet (af) or 55 percent of average. .

Releases were lowered on September 21st to 900 cfs to compensate for lower inflows and pool elevation. Due to scheduled maintenance releases have been switched from power generation to bypass until mid-October.   

The October final forecast for unregulated inflows into Fontenelle for the next three months projects below average conditions. October, November, and December inflow volumes amount to 33,000 af (68 percent of average), 35,000 af (83 percent of average), and 30,000 af (94 percent of average), respectively. 

The final total water supply of the April through July inflow volume into the Fontenelle Reservoir is 677,000 acre-feet (93 percent of average).

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

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 April 22, 2021. The meeting will be held at 10:00 am at the Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge. Depending on the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation we may need to change it to a virtual meeting using WebEX. The Fontenelle Working Group is an open public forum for information exchange between Reclamation and other parties associated with the operation of Fontenelle Reservoir. Meeting Minutes from the August 27, 2020 meeting are currently posted on the Working Group webpages.


Contact

Please contact the Operations Group via e-mail at ResourceMgr@usbr.gov for additional information.

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Last Updated: 10/13/20