My photo
Victor, Idaho - Jackson, Wyoming
Kevin is a passionate fishing guide and photographer who specializes in the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem.

June 4, 2010

Runoff. It's on. Finally!

It may be two - three weeks late, but here we go. Jackson Lake, which the Snake River near Flagg Ranch flows into before being released out of Jackson Lake Dam is currently at 92% of capacity. 

The Bureau of Reclamation recently announced that they will begin ramping up flows out of Jackson Lake Dam over the next three days, bringing it up from 400 cfs to 1400 cfs. This change in operations is sparked by a recent and dramatic upsurge in runoff above Jackson Lake.

On Monday, June 7th, B of R will make an assessment to determine if additional released are required. Either way, things are moving in the right direction for fishing up there. The higher the flows at JLD, the better.

Boots Allen,
Snake River Angler, report.


 Down in the Snake River Canyon, the runoff appears to be more than a month behind last years schedule. Don't forget that the past two winters brought record breaking numbers for snowpack totals. This season we're currently at 88% of snow water equivalent. That's up nearly 20% since early April. 
OK. Let's move on already from all the rain and give us some warmer temps for the fishing tournament.

Jackson Hole Bassmaster 2nd Annual Bass Tournament


Stay tuned for updates. 


5-Day Forecast for ZIP Code 83001Customize Your Icons!
FridaySaturdaySundayMondayTuesday
Thunderstorm
52° F | 40° F
11° C | 4° C
Thunderstorm
52° F | 40° F
11° C | 4° C
Thunderstorm
58° F | 43° F
14° C | 6° C
Thunderstorm
59° F | 40° F
15° C | 4° C
Partly Cloudy
61° F | 40° F
16° C | 4° C
T-storms
80% chance of precipitation
T-storms
30% chance of precipitation
T-storms
40% chance of precipitation
T-storms
20% chance of precipitation
Partly Cloudy

No comments:

Post a Comment