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Old 07-25-2012   #1
Durango, Colorado
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Navajo Release- Canceled

July 25, 2012

As a result of the recent precipitation-producing storm event in the critical habitat area of the San Juan River Basin, the Bureau of Reclamation has canceled the scheduled increase in release from Navajo Reservoir, which was to happen Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 9:00 am. The release will remain at 800 cubic feet per second (cfs) until further notice. 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 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.

This scheduled release change is subject to changes in river flows and weather conditions. If you have any questions, please contact Ryan Christianson at 970- 385-6590 or e-mail him at

Susan Novak Behery, P.E.

Hydrologic Engineer

Reclamation- WCAO

Durango, CO

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