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Fontenelle Reservoir is at elevation 6498.1 ft (82% full).  The current rate of inflow is roughly 870 cubic feet per second (cfs), with recent daily averages ranging from 680 cfs to 870 cfs.  Weather conditions are expected to continue to be mild and dry and the Colorado Basin River Forecast Center has forecasted late summer reservoir inflows that are below average. Additional information regarding the current status of Fontenelle Reservoir can be found on the Reclamation website.

Beginning Monday, August 31st, 2015, at 8:00 a.m., releases from Fontenelle will be decreased to 1,020 cfs according to the following schedule:




Initial Release







Final Release


















After the final change at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, August 31st, 2015, releases will remain at 1,020 cfs until further notice.  All times identified in this notification are local time (Mountain Standard Time) and not hour ending.

It is currently anticipated that releases will be maintained at a baseflow of 1,020 cfs until Spring 2016. This is subject to change based on observed hydrology.

As a reminder, the next Fontenelle Working Group meeting is scheduled for tomorrow, August 26, 2015, at 10:00 am.  Please note that the meeting location has changed. The meeting will now be held at the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, 351 W. Astle Avenue, Green River, WY 82935. The Fontenelle Working Group is an open public forum for information exchange between Reclamation and other parties associated with the operation of Fontenelle Reservoir.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call me at (801) 524-3716.  Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

Lee Elizabeth Traynham, P.E.

Civil Engineer/Hydrologist

Bureau of Reclamation

[email protected]

(801) 524-3716

(801) 419-4778 (cell)

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