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|Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2016 12:55 pm Post subject: Navajo ramp down
|BUREAU OF RECLAMATION
2016 SPRING PEAK RELEASE UPDATE
June 30, 2016
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Reclamation will begin ramping down the release from Navajo Reservoir beginning tomorrow, Friday, July 1st. Ramp down will be 12-days long, ending at a release of 500 cfs on July 12th. Following ramp down, releases will be made to maintain the recommended target base flow in the critical habitat reach. While flows are still high, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.