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Navajo Spring Peak Release Update June 1st

 
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 11:00 am    Post subject: Navajo Spring Peak Release Update June 1st Reply with quote

Continuing our increase in small increments. We will be at 3700 cfs today by 3pm. We will likely do these small increases every day or two for the next several days so be aware out there. Thanks!
Susan

BUREAU OF RECLAMATION
NAVAJO RESERVOIR
2016 SPRING PEAK RELEASE UPDATE
June 1, 2016
SENT VIA FAX AND E-MAIL
The Bureau of Reclamation will resume increasing the release out of Navajo Reservoir beginning today, June 1st at 1:00 PM, reaching 3,700 cubic feet per second (cfs) by 3:00 PM. This release will be held to evaluate conditions along the San Juan River. If it is determined there is no significant risk to the public safety, releases will be increased in small increments with a goal of reaching 5,000 cfs. Any increases will be accompanied by future public notifications. Areas in the immediate vicinity of the river channel may be unstable and dangerous. Please use extra caution near the river channel and protect and/or remove any valuable property in these areas.

During spring operations, releases from the Navajo Unit will be made in an attempt to remain at or below the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers safe channel capacity of 5,000 cfs between Navajo Dam and the confluence with the Animas River in Farmington, and 12,000 cfs downstream of Farmington. The release may be changed or reduced if precipitation forecasts show risk of exceeding safe channel capacity in the San Juan River San Juan River.

If you have any questions, or would like further information, please contact Susan Behery at 970-385-6560 or email at sbehery@usbr.gov, Marc Miller at 970-385-6541, email at mbmiller@usbr.gov, Ryan Christianson 970-248-0652, email rchristianson@usbr.gov.
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