The Bureau of Reclamation announced they will begin the annual filling of Alcova Reservoir on Sunday, April 1, 2018. Recreationists and reservoir users are advised to take proper precautions associated with the rising reservoir level.
During April, the reservoir will rise approximately 10 feet to the summer irrigation operating level. The rate of rise will average approximately 5 inches per day. Upon reaching the summer irrigation operating level, the reservoir will remain at elevation 5,498 feet plus or minus 1 foot until October 1, 2018. The increase in reservoir level will be completed by May 1, 2018 to allow deliveries to the Casper-Alcova Irrigation canal.