Green River Star -

By David Martin

Fontenelle releases increase

Increase to 8,500 cfs Weds.


More water is coming from the Fontenelle Dam as releases were increased to 8,500 cubic feet per second Wednesday.

Prior to the increase, releases from the dam amounted to 7,500 cfs. The increased flows started at 10 a.m., with an increase of 500 cfs. A second increase took place at 4 p.m. with another additional 500 cfs.

According to Jed Parker, an engineer with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, the flows were increased in anticipation of increased inflows to the Fontenelle Reservoir. Flows have increased throughout May, from 6,500 at the start of the month. Flows did increase at the beginnin...

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