Navajo Dam Technical Working Group

Navajo Dam

Next Meetings:

The next coordination meeting will be Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 at 1pm at the Farmington Civic Center, 200 West Arrington, in Farmington, New Mexico.

 

Purpose and Participation

This meeting was held in Farmington, New Mexico at the Civic Center on February 13th, 2018. The meeting minutes, as mailed, as well as the meeting handouts are available in the archives. Meeting attendance is shown on the archived minutes.

The purpose of these meetings, held annually in January, April, and August, is to gather stakeholder input for determining upcoming operations for Navajo Reservoir. This input is used in Reclamation’s development of an overall 24-month study for operation of Reclamation projects in the Upper Colorado River Basin, which includes plans for Glen Canyon, Flaming Gorge, Aspinall Unit and Navajo. Input from individuals, organizations, and agencies along with other factors such as weather, water rights, endangered species requirements, flood control, hydro power, recreation, fish and wildlife management, and reservoir levels, will be considered in the development of these reservoir operation plans. In addition, the meetings are used to coordinate activities and exchange information among agencies, water users, and other interested parties concerning the San Juan River and Navajo Reservoir.

Meeting Summary

Full meeting Minutes and the Presentation is available below in the Archives in PDF form.

  • The current snowpack above Navajo is 33% of average.
  • Modeled soil moisture is well below average.
  • The current most probable April – July inflow forecast is 260,000 acre-feet, which is 35% of average.
  • No spring peak release is currently planned for this year.
  • Downstream river flows are anticipated to be below average.
  • Winter and spring releases will likely range between 300 and 500 cfs, dependent on snowpack accumulation.

Supporting Information

Contact

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

Last Updated: 2/16/18