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Navajo Reservoir Release Notice

 
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2016 8:29 am    Post subject: Navajo Reservoir Release Notice Reply with quote

BUREAU OF RECLAMATION
NAVAJO RESERVOIR RELEASES

SENT VIA FAX AND E-MAIL
July 11, 2016


Reclamation has finished ramping down from the 2016 Navajo Reservoir Spring Peak Release. As a result of hot dry weather, decreasing tributary inflows, and increasing irrigation demand in the San Juan River Basin, the Bureau of Reclamation will remain at the current release of 800 cfs until further notice. 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 sbehery@usbr.gov.
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