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|Posted: Wed May 11, 2016 10:32 am Post subject: Navajo Spring Peak Operations- Final Notice
Final date for starting our spring peak release is May 18th. I realize that is a little twist to the previous dates I have thrown out, but the weather has forced our hand and we are going to move up to a mid-week start. See public notice below and have a great month.
2016 SPRING PEAK RELEASE FINAL SCHEDULE
May 11, 2016
SENT VIA FAX AND E-MAIL
The Bureau of Reclamation has finalized this year's scheduled spring peak release from Navajo Reservoir.*Reclamation will begin to increase the release on Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 at 1:00 AM, reaching 5,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) on Sunday, May 22nd at approximately 11:00 AM.*The release will stay at 5,000 cfs for up to 31 days, or until the spring runoff on the Animas River is complete.*If all 31 days at peak are utilized, the release will begin decreasing on Thursday, June 23rd at approximately 9:00 AM, reaching 500 cfs on Monday, July 4th at approximately 4:00 AM, where it will remain until further notice.
The shape and timing of the hydrograph have been coordinated with the San Juan River Basin Recovery Implementation Program to balance recovery program benefits with potential flood control and operational safety.*During spring operations, releases from the Navajo Unit will be made in an attempt remain at or below the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers safe channel capacity of*5,000 cfs between Navajo 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 forecast show risk of exceeding safe channel capacity in the San Juan River.
If you have any questions, or would like further information, please contact Susan Behery at 970-385-6560 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.