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Navajo Spring Peak Release June 8th Update

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 8:58 am    Post subject: Navajo Spring Peak Release June 8th Update Reply with quote

Hi folks- it's like groundhog day here, we're going to start coming up again, just even more slowly. We'll start today with a 100 cfs bump, then do another 100 cfs bump tomorrow and another Friday. Then we'll hold the release through the weekend. Let me know if you have questions.


Susan Novak Behery, P.E.
Hydraulic Engineer
Western Colorado Area Office
Durango, CO

June 8, 2016


The Bureau of Reclamation will resume increasing the release out of Navajo Reservoir in small increments. The increase will begin today, June 8th, at 12:00 PM, and will continue very slowly through Friday, June 10th, at 8:00 AM. The total increase over these days will be 300 cfs, bringing the total release from 4,000 cfs to 4,300 cfs. This release will be held through the weekend to evaluate conditions along the San Juan River. Any further release changes 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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