Navajo Dam Project Notices

Navajo Dam

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BUREAU OF RECLAMATION
NAVAJO UNIT
COORDINATION MEETING

Sent via Email on
January 14th, 2020

The next coordination meeting for the operation of the Navajo Unit is scheduled for Tuesday, January 21st, at 1:00 pm.  This meeting is open to the public, and will be held at the Farmington Civic Center, 200 West Arrington, in Farmington, New Mexico.
The meeting agenda will include a review of operations and hydrology since August, current soil and snowpack conditions, a discussion of hydrologic forecasts and planned operations for remainder of this water year, updates on maintenance activities, and the Recovery Program on the San Juan River. 
If you have any suggestions for the agenda or have questions about the meeting, please call Susan Behery at 970-385-6560, or email sbehery@usbr.gov.  Visit the Navajo Dam website at https://www.usbr.gov/uc/water/crsp/cs/nvd.html for operational updates.

 

BUREAU OF RECLAMATION
NAVAJO RESERVOIR RELEASES

SENT VIA E-MAIL
January 2, 2020

 The Bureau of Reclamation has scheduled a decrease in the release from Navajo Dam from 600 cubic feet per second (cfs) to 500 cfs on Friday, January 3rd, at 4:00 AM. 

Releases are made for the authorized purpose of the Navajo Unit and in coordination with the goals of the San Juan River Basin Recovery Implementation Program (SJRIP).

The San Juan River Basin Recovery Implementation Program (SJRIP) recommends a target base flow of between 500 cfs and 1,000 cfs through the critical habitat area.  The target base flow is calculated as the weekly average of gaged flows throughout the critical habitat area from Farmington to Lake Powell. 

Releases are expected to vary between 400 and 600 cfs for the remainder of the winter. Releases are made for the authorized purposes of the Navajo Unit, and to attempt to maintain a target base flow through the endangered fish critical habitat reach of the San Juan River (Farmington to Lake Powell). 

For questions, please contact Susan Behery (sbehery@usbr.gov or 970-385-6560), or visit Reclamation’s Navajo Dam website at https://www.usbr.gov/uc/water/crsp/cs/nvd.html.

 

BUREAU OF RECLAMATION
NAVAJO RESERVOIR RELEASES
*REVISED RELEASE PLAN*

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October 25th, 2019

 

REVISION TO PREVIOUS NOTICE: The Bureau of Reclamation has scheduled a decrease in the release from Navajo Reservoir from 500 cubic feet per second (cfs) to 300 cfs on Tuesday October 29th at 4:00 AM, and back to 500 cfs on Thursday, November 14th at 4:00 AM.

Releases are made for the authorized purpose of the Navajo Unit and in coordination with the goals of the San Juan River Basin Recovery Implementation Program (SJRIP). The SJRIP has requested a decrease in the release to allow instream work to be conducted. The dates of the release change are weather-contingent and may be changed if required to complete the work.

Releases are expected to vary between 400 and 600 cfs for the remainder of the winter. Releases are made for the authorized purposes of the Navajo Unit, and to attempt to maintain a target base flow through the endangered fish critical habitat reach of the San Juan River (Farmington to Lake Powell). 

The San Juan River Basin Recovery Implementation Program (SJRIP) recommends a target base flow of between 500 cfs and 1,000 cfs through the critical habitat area.  The target base flow is calculated as the weekly average of gaged flows throughout the critical habitat area from Farmington to Lake Powell. 

For questions, please contact Susan Behery (sbehery@usbr.gov or 970-385-6560), or visit Reclamation’s Navajo Dam website at https://www.usbr.gov/uc/water/crsp/cs/nvd.html.

BUREAU OF RECLAMATION
NAVAJO RESERVOIR RELEASES

SENT VIA E-MAIL
October 25th, 2019

 

The Bureau of Reclamation has scheduled a decrease in the release from Navajo Reservoir from 500 cubic feet per second (cfs) to 300 cfs on Wednesday,  October 30th at 4:00 AM, and back to 500 cfs on Friday, November 8th at 4:00 AM.

Releases are made for the authorized purpose of the Navajo Unit and in coordination with the goals of the San Juan River Basin Recovery Implementation Program (SJRIP). The SJRIP has requested a decrease in the release to allow instream work to be conducted. The dates of the release change are weather-contingent and may be changed if required to complete the work.

For questions, please contact Susan Behery (sbehery@usbr.gov or 970-385-6560), or visit Reclamation’s Navajo Dam website at https://www.usbr.gov/uc/water/crsp/cs/nvd.html.

BUREAU OF RECLAMATION
NAVAJO RESERVOIR RELEASES

SENT VIA E-MAIL
October 15th, 2019

 

The Bureau of Reclamation has scheduled a decrease in the release from Navajo Reservoir from 600 cubic feet per second (cfs) to 500 cfs on Wednesday,  October 16th at 4:00 AM.

Releases are made for the authorized purposes of the Navajo Unit, and to attempt to maintain a target base flow through the endangered fish critical habitat reach of the San Juan River (Farmington to Lake Powell). 

The San Juan River Basin Recovery Implementation Program (SJRIP) recommends a target base flow of between 500 cfs and 1,000 cfs through the critical habitat area.  The target base flow is calculated as the weekly average of gaged flows throughout the critical habitat area from Farmington to Lake Powell.  Based on flow forecasts from the Colorado River Basin Forecast Center (CBRFC), this release adjustment is necessary to keep the flows in the critical habitat reach near the minimum flow target.

In-channel work by the SJRIP will require the release from the Dam to be very low for the first two weeks of November. The release during this time period could be as low as 300 cfs.  Feel free to call or email for updates on the timing of this low release.
 
This scheduled release change is subject to changes in river flows and weather conditions.  If you have any questions, please contact Susan Behery (sbehery@usbr.gov or 970-385-6560), or visit Reclamation’s Navajo Dam website at https://www.usbr.gov/uc/water/crsp/cs/nvd.html.

 

 

 

Contact

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

Last Updated: 1/14/20