The snowpack in the Wind River and Wyoming Ranges so far, are substancial and way above a 30 year average. Let’s hope the trend continues!
(Last Updated: January 12, 2017)
Fontenelle Reservoir is currently at elevation 6485 feet, which amounts to 57 percent of live storage capacity. Inflows for the month of December totaled 37,000 acre-feet (af), or 147 percent of average. Average to above average inflows are forecasted over the next few months and releases have been increased in order to meet the spring elevation target. Releases have been increased to base flow levels of 1,025 cfs and are forecasted to remain at this level through the winter, subject to hydrology.
The Colorado Basin River Forecast Center has forecasted spring inflows that are at or above average. January, February, and March forecasted inflow volumes amount to 30,000 af (105 percent of average), 28,000 af (101 percent of average), and 50,000 af (95 percent of average), respectively.