Navajo Dam operations update: 250 cfs in the #SanJuanRiver March 20, 2023

The Navajo Dam on the San Juan River.Photo credit Mike Robinson via the University of Washington.

From email from Reclamation (Susan Novak Behery):

On the morning of March 20th, 2023 (Monday), the release at Navajo Dam will be transferred to the 4×4 Auxiliary outlet, where the release will be reduced to the minimum of 250 cfs.  The outage at the main outlet works and minimum release will accommodate maintenance work at the City of Farmington’s hydroelectric plant and instream work for the Turley Manzanares Ditch Company Diversion Dam Rehabilitation Project.  The release will be transferred back to the power plant and increased back to its current level on the morning of March 24th, 2023 (Friday). The exact times are to be determined, and will be announced the week prior to the operation. You may expect some silt and discoloration downstream in the river during this time due to the location of the 4×4.

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