Navajo Dam operations update: Scheduled maintenance for the main outlet works #SanJuanRiver #ColoradoRiver #COriver

The outflow at the bottom of Navajo Dam in New Mexico. Photo: Brent Gardner-Smith/Aspen Journalism

From email from Reclamation (Susan Novak Behery):

At 8:00 AM, 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 at 11:00 AM on March 24th, 2023 (Friday).  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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