Green River Star -

By David Martin

Fontenelle slows the river's flow

Boardwalk may open soon


Residents may finally see the Green River start to shrink in the coming days as releases from the Fontenelle Reservoir decrease.

According to a schedule from the Bureau of Reclamation, releases dropped by 1,000 cubic feet per second Monday, decreasing from 9,000 cfs to 8,000 cfs. Releases are set to further decrease Wednesday to 6,500 cfs after 4 p.m.

Heather Patno, a hydraulic engineer for the bureau said inflows are dropping rapidly, which is the main reason for the decreased releases.

With the lowered releases, residents will have a chance to not only enjoy the river, but places like th...

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