Glendo and Guernsey water levels to be lowered

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CASPER, Wyo. — The water level at both Glendo and Guernsey Reservoirs will be lowered as the irrigation season is coming to a close.

The Guernsey water levels will begin to drop as the Bureau of Reclamation begins their draw down on Monday, Sept. 9.

“It is anticipated that the reservoir will drop 12 feet to reach elevation 4,400.00 feet by September 17,” the announcement says. “After September 17, the drawdown of Guernsey reservoir will vary based on timing and downstream demand. Users should be aware of declining water levels.”

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Glendo’s water levels will gradually decline to a water surface elevation of about 4,597.30 feet by Sept. 30.

“The planned reservoir elevations may change in response to changing water demands,” the Bureau of Reclamation adds. “Boaters, recreationists, and irrigators should take proper precautions regarding changing river flows between Glendo and Guernsey Reservoirs and the lowering of Guernsey Reservoir.”