Flows at Moose: 6230 CFS
As of this morning the Snake River blew out due to a huge storm that followed the Buffalo River Valley night before last. Up until today the dry fly fishing was getting better every day. We’re hoping the Snake River will settle in clear over the next few days. The problem with the dirty water directly relates to the fire last year up in the Teton Wilderness. The fire was started by campers who failed to extinguish their campfire, so now we’re left with the repercussions. Check back in the next few days as we will continue to monitor the quality of the water.
We will continue to have higher than normal flows this season but these high flows have made great new side channels that are chalk full of fish in the riffles and are chowing on PMDS.
The excerpt is from the Bureau of Reclamation’s meeting on 7.17.13 regarding our current flows.
Releases from the dam are currently just below 5,000 cfs. No change in outflow is anticipated before August 1.
Jackson Lake is currently 75% capacity and falling 0.3 ft per day. Colter Bay boat ramp should be functional until about August 1. Signal and Leeks boat ramps should be functional through September. Due to recent increases in inflow to Jackson Lake, projected storage at the end of the season is now 150,000 acre ft.
BOR will update operations again 9:00 July 31. They are currently anticipating flow reductions after August 1 by 500 cfs every 2 weeks.