We just got an email from the Henry’s Fork Foundation telling us that the flows out of Island Park Dam were recently dropped to 170cfs. The drop was agreed upon in last month’s Drought Management Planning meeting between the foundation, Idaho Fish and Game, the Bureau of Reclamation, and Fremont Madison Irrigation District. They are reducing the flows now to try and fill the reservoir to ensure farmers with adequate water for next year. The flows will be raised again in the winter to provide more water for the young trout that need it to survive. We will update you all on any more information as we get it.
On another note the Ashton Dam project is nearly complete. Plans are to start filling the reservoir back up November 6th!