Navajo Dam Technical Working Group

Navajo Dam

Next Meetings:

The next coordination meeting will be Tuesday, August 21st, 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 August 24th, 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.

  • Current Most Probable forecast into Navajo is 220kaf.
  • No spring peak release is planned for 2018.
  • Short bump to 2,000 cfs for 2 hours is planned for June 6th.
  • Reservoir forecast to peak near 6052 ft.
  • End of water year reservoir elevation is forecast to be near 6030 ft.
  • Releases will be between 300 and 1000 cfs for the remainder of the water year, that necessary to maintain target baseflow in the critical habitat reach.

Supporting Information


Please contact the Operations Group via e-mail at for additional information.

Last Updated: 5/3/18