Based on the news below concerning the flows from the Jackson Dam, we might be guiding on the Snake River in the very near future if the tribs will stop contributing off color water.
Jackson Lake inflow has been below 3,500 cfs since last Thursday, the Lake is down 10,000 acre feet (0.4 vertical feet) from its maximum on June 1, and it is time to reduce the discharge. We will reduce the discharge from 4,500 cfs in two steps at 3:00 pm and 4:00 pm today to 4,000 cfs. Tomorrow, we will reduce from 4,000 cfs to 3,500 cfs in two steps at 7:30 am and 11:00 am. Since Palisades is 94% full we no longer expect to need as much water from Jackson Lake to meet irrigation demand this season as was projected in early May. We will watch inflows for several more days before making additional changes.