Below is an announcement from the Bureau of Reclamation that flows will be increasing in early June.
On the days the river is increasing in flow conditions will be difficult with lots of floating debris. Most anglers assume high water means bad fishing but that is not necessarily true. The San Juan can fish very well at 5000 cfs but it is a much different river than at 500 cfs. Also expect good fishing as the river falls.
Please contact us for more specific information on what to expect.
The Bureau of Reclamation has finalized this year’s scheduled spring peak release from Navajo Reservoir. Reclamation will begin to increase the release on Monday, June 6, 2011 at 1:00 AM, reaching 5,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) on Thursday, June 9th at approximately 3:00 PM. The release will stay at 5,000 cfs for seven days. On Wednesday, June 15th at approximately 7:00 AM, the release will begin to decrease, reaching 500 cfs on Friday, June 17th at approximately 10:00 PM, where it will remain until further notice.
Adjustments may be made to the release if significant precipitation occurs during the scheduled release period.