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Location: Albuquerque, NM
|Posted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 6:18 pm Post subject: Flows to 650cfs on July 26, 2010
|BUREAU OF RECLAMATION
NAVAJO RESERVOIR RELEASE
July 26, 2010
As a result of recent storms and forecasts calling for continued precipitation in the San Juan River Basin, the Bureau of Reclamation will be decreasing the release from Navajo Reservoir to 650 cubic feet per second (cfs) today, July 26, 2010, at 11:00 am. 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, therefore daily flows of less than 500 cfs may occur at some gages.
This scheduled release change is subject to changes in river flows and weather conditions. If you have any questions, please contact Pat Page at (970) 385-6560 or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.