BUREAU OF RECLAMATION
NAVAJO RESERVOIR RELEASES
July 29, 2013
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As a result of decreasing flows in the San Juan River Basin, and a strong storm forecast that did not materialize, the Bureau of Reclamation will be increasing the release from Navajo Reservoir to 750 cfs (cubic feet per second) on Monday, July 29th, beginning at 4:00 p.m., and from 750 cfs to 900 cfs on Tuesday, July 30th at 4:00 a.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 Ryan Christianson at 970- 385-6590 or e-mail him at email@example.com
Susan Novak Behery, P.E.
Western Colorado Area Office