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Navajo Spring Peak Release June 2nd Update

 
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 10:09 am    Post subject: Navajo Spring Peak Release June 2nd Update Reply with quote

Incrementing very slowly and watching the river respond. We will go up another 300 cfs today to be at 4,000 cfs by 11:30am. We'll likely hold this for a couple days. We are in close communication with the Office of Emergency Management and are coordinating these increases with them.
Let me know if you have questions.
Susan

BUREAU OF RECLAMATION
NAVAJO RESERVOIR
2016 SPRING PEAK RELEASE UPDATE
June 2, 2016
SENT VIA FAX AND E-MAIL

The Bureau of Reclamation will resume increasing the release out of Navajo Reservoir today, June 2nd at 11:30 AM, reaching 4,000 cubic feet per second (cfs). 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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