Bighorn to release to drop to 2,500cfs by weekend

As runoff drops off precipitously, the final rounds of cuts to releases will occur this week.

The current river release is 4,000cfs and a drop of 250cfs will commence this afternoon.
From 3,750cfs, a 350cfs drop late Wednesday will bring us to 3,500cfs
Subsequent cuts of 300cfs on Thursday, Friday and Saturday will bring us to 2,500cfs late Saturday.

Start practicing your rain dances. We might need them towards the end of the month!

Cuts to Bighorn releases to continue


Seeing snowpack dwindling and inflows dropping, Reclamation will continue gradual decreases to river releases.

Starting this afternoon, releases will drop 500cfs to 5,000cfs. In addition, all releases from the spillway gates will be discontinued and 625cfs will be released through the (cooler) river outlets.

Looks for more cuts to releases in the coming days (and possible over the weekend) barring any unforeseen weather events.

Have wonderful Happy Father’s Day weekend, and don’t forget everyone can fish for free this weekend!