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|Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 11:20 am Post subject: Navajo Release Increase
|Another increase, to 750 cfs, tonight (Monday) at 11:00 pm.
BUREAU OF RECLAMATION
NAVAJO RESERVOIR RELEASES
SENT VIA FAX AND E-MAIL
July 28, 2014
As a result of rapidly decreasing river flows in the San Juan River Basin, the Bureau of Reclamation has scheduled an increase in the release from Navajo Reservoir to 750 cubic feet per second (cfs) tonight, Monday, July 28, beginning at 11:00 p.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 Susan Behery at 970-385-6560 or email at email@example.com.
Susan Novak Behery, P.E.
Western Colorado Area Office