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Rio Grande Project

Rio Grande Project Adjusted Spring Runoff Forecast
January 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 915,000 121 760,000 100
 
Adjustments to Natural Forecast  
 
March  
El Vado Reservoir Pre-Release 44,400 44,400
April  
El Vado Reservoir Pre-Release 115,400 115,400
Platoro Reservoir Storage 3,000 2,600
May  
El Vado Reservoir Storage for MRGCD 88,000 88,000
Abiquiu Reservoir Storage for Flood Control 15,000 10,000
Platoro Reservoir Storage 2,000 1,700
June  
Abiquiu Reservoir Release for Flood Control 15,000 10,000
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 974,800 129 827,800 109

San Marcial Gauging Stations
Most Probable  
(50% Exceedance) (70% Exceedance)
(Acre-Feet) (% of Avg) (Acre-Feet) (% of Avg)
NRCS/NWS Natural Forecast - Mar-Jul 730,000 127 580,000 101
 
Adjustments to Natural Forecast  
 
March  
El Vado Reservoir Pre-Release 44,400 44,400
April  
El Vado Reservoir Pre-Release 115,400 115,400
Platoro Reservoir Storage 3,000 2,600
May  
El Vado Reservoir Storage for MRGCD 88,000 88,000
Abiquiu Reservoir Storage for Flood Control 15,000 10,000
Platoro Reservoir Storage 2,000 1,700
June  
Abiquiu Reservoir Release for Flood Control 15,000 10,000
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 -57,000   -62,000  
 
Adjusted Spring Runoff Forecast 732,800 128 585,800 102

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Last updated: March 19, 2009