Well, we nearly spoke too soon. Looks like the comments just went up. You can view them at http://www.usbr.gov/gp/mtao/yellowtail/bighorn_longterm.cfm.
A month has passed since the closing of comments for the Draft Operating Criteria, but despite word for Reclamation that all 70 comments would be online two weeks ago, nothing has shown up.Many folks were hoping there’d be some movement on this issue by now, as the annual spring meeting is just a few weeks away. It is at this time some important decisions for the spring river flows are made, and lots of people we’ve interviewed were hoping that Reclamation would consider moving the decision point to later April instead of March. This would allow an extra month to evaluate snowpack and inflow forecasts, which still allowing plenty of time for adjustments before runoff began in earnest.As soon as we learn anything, we’ll be sure to post it here.