Afterbay Maintenance Work


Earlier this week the Bureau of Reclamation lowered the pool elevation behind Afterbay Dam to perform their annual maintenance inspection on the dams radial gates. During this time, water was released into the Bighorn river from the sluice gates and was noted by guides as being off color as settled organic material behind the dam became mobilized into the river. The Bighorn River Alliance is monitoring the quality of water that enters the Bighorn River from the Afterbay to better understand how the river is affected. BOR has completed their monitoring and river clarity should be improving as the Afterbay pool fills to its normal elevation.

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