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Rio Grande Project

Rio Grande Project Adjusted Spring Runoff Forecast
June 1, 2009

Otowi Gauging Station
Most Probable
(50% Exceedance)
(Acre-Feet) (% of Avg)
NRCS/NWS Natural Forecast - Mar-Jul 615,000 81
 
Adjustments to Natural Forecast  
 
March  
El Vado Reservoir Pre-Release 2,200
April  
El Vado Reservoir Pre-Release -15,000
Platoro Reservoir Storage -4,000
May  
El Vado Reservoir Storage for MRGCD & Pueblos -9,100
Abiquiu Reservoir Storage for Flood Control -37,000
Abiquiu Reservoir Release for Flood Control 5,000
Platoro Reservoir Storage -30,800
Cochiti Reservoir Storage for Flood Control -10,000
June  
Abiquiu Reservoir Release for Flood Control 32,000
Abiquiu Reservoir Release for Minnow 5,000
Platoro Reservoir Release 10,000
Cochiti Reservoir Release for Flood Control 10,000
July  
El Vado Reservoir Release for Irrigation 15,000
Abiquiu Reservoir Release for Minnow 10,000
Platoro Reservoir Release 5,000
 
Adjustment for Present Conditions 51,700 (June - July)
 
Adjusted Spring Runoff Forecast (Mar - Jul) 655,000 87

San Marcial Gauging Stations
Most Probable
(50% Exceedance)
(Acre-Feet) (% of Avg)
NRCS/NWS Natural Forecast - Mar-Jul 360,000 63
 
Adjustments to Natural Forecast  
 
March  
El Vado Reservoir Pre-Release 2,200
April  
El Vado Reservoir Storage for MRGCD & Pueblos -15,000
Platoro Reservoir Storage -4,000
May  
El Vado Reservoir Storage for MRGCD & Pueblos -9,100
Abiquiu Reservoir Storage for Flood Control -37,000
Abiquiu Reservoir Release for Flood Control 5,000
Platoro Reservoir Storage -30,800
Cochiti Reservoir Storage for Flood Control -10,000
June  
Abiquiu Reservoir Release for Flood Control 32,000
Abiquiu Reservoir Release for Minnow 5,000
Platoro Reservoir Release 10,000
July  
El Vado Reservoir Release for Irrigation 15,000
Abiquiu Reservoir Release for Minnow 10,000
Platoro Reservoir Release 5,000
March - July  
Middle Valley Depletions/Gains 31,750
June - July  
Minnow Water & MRGCD Releases -18,750
 
Adjusted Spring Runoff Forecast 361,300 63

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Last updated: June 17, 2009