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Rio Grande Project

Rio Grande Project Adjusted Spring Runoff Forecast
February 1, 2009

Otowi Gauging Station
Most Probable  
(50% Exceedance) (70% Exceedance)
(Acre-Feet) (% of Avg) (Acre-Feet) (% of Avg)
NRCS/NWS Natural Forecast - Mar-Jul 890,000 118 725,000 96
 
Adjustments to Natural Forecast  
 
March  
El Vado Reservoir Pre-Release 10,000 10,000
April  
El Vado Reservoir Pre-Release 47,000 47,000
Platoro Reservoir Storage 3,000 2,600
May  
El Vado Reservoir Storage for MRGCD 83,000 83,000
Abiquiu Reservoir Storage for Flood Control 15,000 5,000
Platoro Reservoir Storage 2,000 1,700
June  
Abiquiu Reservoir Release for Flood Control 15,000 5,000
Platoro Reservoir Storage 15,000 13,000
July  
Abiquiu Reservoir Release for Minnow 5,000 5,000
Platoro Reservoir Release 3,000 3,300
El Vado Reservoir Release for MRGCD 0 5,000
 
Adjusted Spring Runoff Forecast 852,000 113 695,000 92

San Marcial Gauging Stations
Most Probable  
(50% Exceedance) (70% Exceedance)
(Acre-Feet) (% of Avg) (Acre-Feet) (% of Avg)
NRCS/NWS Natural Forecast - Mar-Jul 710,000 124 540,000 94
 
Adjustments to Natural Forecast  
 
March  
El Vado Reservoir Pre-Release 10,000 10,000
April  
El Vado Reservoir Pre-Release 47,000 47,000
Platoro Reservoir Storage 3,000 2,600
May  
El Vado Reservoir Storage for MRGCD 83,000 83,000
Abiquiu Reservoir Storage for Flood Control 15,000 5,000
Platoro Reservoir Storage 2,000 1,700
June  
Abiquiu Reservoir Release for Flood Control 15,000 5,000
Platoro Reservoir Storage 15,000 13,000
July  
Abiquiu Reservoir Release for Minnow 5,000 5,000
Platoro Reservoir Release 3,000 3,300
El Vado Reservoir Release for MRGCD 0 5,000
March - July  
Adjusted for Middle Valley Depletions/Gains -62,000   -57,000  
 
Adjusted Spring Runoff Forecast 610,000 106 453,000 79

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Last updated: March 19, 2009