Friday, October 16, 2009

The monthly Big Horn Lake water supply outlook and projected reservoir and river operating plans prepared in October were released this week by the Bureau of Reclamation.

Storage in Big Horn Lake as of Oct. 1 was 104 percent of average and 0.74
feet below the top of the joint-use pool. It was also 3.23 feet lower than on Sept. 1.

Based on stream flow accretions accompanied by the planned releases out of Boysen and Buffalo Bill Reservoirs, the water supply forecast prepared in October indicates the October inflow to Big Horn Lake to be about 88 percent of average, according to Reservoir and River Operations Manager Tim H. Felchle.

Click here to read the full October report.

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