The Bureau of Reclamation will be lowering the water level in Alcova Reservoir as the 2018 irrigation season draws to a close. The annual drawdown of the reservoir will begin on Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. During October, the reservoir water surface elevation will be lowered about 10 feet, at a rate of approximately four inches per day. The reservoir’s normal winter operating range is between 5,487 and 5,489 feet. Water released in the drawdown of Alcova Reservoir will be restored downstream in Glendo Reservoir.
Boat owners and recreationists should be aware of the declining level of Alcova Reservoir and take proper precautions.