The annual drawdown of Alcova Reservoir will begin Monday October 1st, 2012.During the month of October, the reservoir water surface elevation will be lowered about 10 feet at a rate of approximately 4 inches per day. The reservoir's normal winter operationg range is between 5,487 and 5,489 feet. Water released in the drawdown of Alcova Reservoir will be restored downstream in Glendo Reservoir.

Boat owners and recreationists should be aware of the declining level of the reservoir and take appropriate precautions.