Yes, that increase was from rain in the area and probably some cutbacks on irrigation as a result.
Since we are at a lower reservoir elevation than I would like to be, I am trying to conserve water where I can and still meet the downstream target baseflows. So today, I just made the following decision:
As a result of increased streamflows in the San Juan River Basin along with cooler, wetter weather conditions, the Bureau of Reclamation will be decreasing the release from Navajo Reservoir to 650 cubic feet per second (cfs) today, September 14, 2011 at approximately 2 p.m. 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).
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 email@example.com.
BUREAU OF RECLAMATION
NAVAJO RESERVOIR RELEASE
September 14, 2011
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