Controlled release of Teton Reservoir delayed until June 5
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (PRESS RELEASE) -The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rawlins Field Office has delayed the controlled release of the Teton Reservoir Dam until Monday, June 5. While the dam’s condition is considered severe, it is being monitored daily and conditions have not changed. The delay is necessary to allow the private contractor executing the release, Youderian Construction, time to mobilize equipment and operators to the site. Youderian Construction expects the operation to span seven days, excluding weather delays and unforeseen site conditions.
Abundant snowmelt runoff has filled the reservoir to historic levels and threatened the dam’s stability. A controlled release offers the safest and most effective method for lowering the dangerously high water levels. BLM engineers and private contractors will remain onsite throughout the release to monitor and manage the operation.
Until further notice, the public should stay a minimum of 500 yards away from the Teton Reservoir Dam and the section of Little Sage Creek that runs between the Teton Dam and the North Platte River.
For more information, contact State Engineer Paul E.J. Spillman, P.E. at (307) 775-6313.
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