Briefly: Already-low Colorado River reservoirs release water for Powell power production

According to The Gazette, the federal Bureau of Reclamation started releasing water from Flaming Gorge Dam last Thursday to support power production at Lake Powell, which is expected to see just 30% of a normal year’s inflow this year. Additional releases from Blue Mesa Reservoir and Navajo Reservoir are expected to come. The agency estimates that 181,000 acre-feet of water will need to be released from July through December to ensure that the hydroelectric generators at Glen Canyon dam can produce electricity.

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