Declining river flows in the San Juan Basin are leading the Bureau of Reclamation to increase water releases from Navajo Reservoir to 800 cubic feet per second.
The bureau releases water to maintain a minimum flow on the San Juan River from Farmington to Lake Powell, which is endangered fish habitat, and for other authorized purposes.
The increase goes into effect today at 4 a.m.
At Vallecito Reservoir, releases are typical for the season, Superintendent Hal Pierce said.
"We're releasing what's required for irrigation," about 610 cubic feet per second, he said.
Lemon Reservoir was releasing water at 175 cubic feet per second Tuesday.