We've been operating tightly to conserve water- thus the frequency of these release changes. For those of you hitting the San Juan soon, feel free to call or email me with questions.
BUREAU OF RECLAMATION
NAVAJO RESERVOIR RELEASES
March 15, 2013
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As a result of a lower forecast for river flows in the San Juan River Basin, the Bureau of Reclamation has scheduled an increase in the release from Navajo Reservoir from 250 to 350 cubic feet per second (cfs) on Monday, March 18, 2013 beginning at 8:00 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 [email protected]
Susan Novak Behery, P.E.
Western Colorado Area Office