The Bureau of Reclamation, in response to a request from the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, has scheduled a series of fluctuating flows in the North Platt River downstream of Gray Reef Dam. The purpose of the fluctuations is to improve trout reproduction in the river. This spring, the Wyoming Game and Fish has requested flows for ten consecutive days.
On March 12, 2018, flows in the river below Gray Reef Dam will fluctuate from 500 cfs to 4000 cfs according to the schedule in the News Release. The schedule will be repeated daily through March 21, 2018. After completing the flushing flow on March 21st, the flows below Gray Reef Dam will return to 500 cfs. The schedule may be modified depending on river ice conditions.
The public is urged to use caution during this period of rapid fluctuation of flows below Gray Reef Dam.