Release to the river will decrease to 550 cfs tonight at 11pm to take advantage of the high flows from recent rains. Rain is in the forecast today and tomorrow, followed by a few dry days, with a forecast return of monsoonal moisture this weekend. We will re-evaluate the release daily as the forecast weather is actualized.
BUREAU OF RECLAMATION
NAVAJO RESERVOIR RELEASES
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August 4th, 2014
As a result of high river flows and forecast precipitation in the San Juan River Basin, the Bureau of Reclamation has scheduled a decrease in the release from Navajo Reservoir to 550 cubic feet per second (cfs) tonight, Monday, August 4th, beginning at 11:00 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).
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 Susan Behery at 970-385-6560 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org