Location | Green River, below Fontanelle Reservoir
As of March 6, 2022, the Fontenelle Reservoir pool elevation is 6478.84 feet, which amounts to 46 percent of live storage capacity. Inflows for the month of February totaled 23,000 acre-feet (af) or 80 percent of average.
Fontenelle’s releases will be maintained at 825 cfs through the winter base flow period. These releases will be maintained until March or April when the ice along the Green River begins to melt.
The March final forecast for unregulated inflows into Fontenelle for the next three months projects below average conditions. March, April, and May inflow volumes amount to 40,000 af (70 percent of average), 55,000 af (65 percent of average), and 95,000 af (54 percent of average), respectively. For Water Year 2022, the unregulated inflow is forecasted to be 726,000 af or 68% of average.
Please refer to the following link for Green River flow projections, through Green River, WY, provided by the Colorado River Basin Forecast Center: CBRFC Green River, WY Projection
To view the most current reservoir elevation, content, inflow and release, click on: Fontenelle Reservoir Data.
Working Group Meetings
The next Fontenelle Working Group meeting is scheduled for April 28, 2022 at 10:00 am. Details on the meeting will be provided as we get closer to the meeting date. The Fontenelle Working Group is an open public forum for information exchange between Reclamation and other parties associated with the operation of Fontenelle Reservoir. Meeting Minutes from the August 26, 2021 meeting are posted on the Working Group webpage.