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Rio Grande Project

Rio Grande Project Adjusted Spring Runoff Forecast
March 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 760,000 100 610,000 81
 
Adjustments to Natural Forecast  
 
March  
El Vado Reservoir Pre-Release 0 0
April  
El Vado Reservoir Pre-Release 10,000 0
Platoro Reservoir Storage 0 0
May  
El Vado Reservoir Storage for MRGCD 36,000 26,000
Abiquiu Reservoir Storage for Flood Control 0 0
Platoro Reservoir Storage 3,000 0
June  
Abiquiu Reservoir Release for Flood Control 0 0
Platoro Reservoir Storage 7,000 5,000
July  
Abiquiu Reservoir Release for Minnow 3,000 8,000
Platoro Reservoir Release 3,000 0
El Vado Reservoir Release for MRGCD 15,000 20,000
 
Adjusted Spring Runoff Forecast 745,000 98 607,000 80

San Marcial Gauging Stations
Most Probable  
(50% Exceedance) (70% Exceedance)
(Acre-Feet) (% of Avg) (Acre-Feet) (% of Avg)
NRCS/NWS Natural Forecast - Mar-Jul 590,000 103 435,000 76
 
Adjustments to Natural Forecast  
 
March  
El Vado Reservoir Pre-Release 0 0
April  
El Vado Reservoir Pre-Release 10,000 0
Platoro Reservoir Storage 0 0
May  
El Vado Reservoir Storage for MRGCD 36,000 26,000
Abiquiu Reservoir Storage for Flood Control 0 0
Platoro Reservoir Storage 3,000 0
June  
Abiquiu Reservoir Release for Flood Control 0 0
Platoro Reservoir Storage 7,000 5,000
July  
Abiquiu Reservoir Release for Minnow 3,000 8,000
Platoro Reservoir Release 3,000 0
El Vado Reservoir Release for MRGCD 15,000 20,000
March - July  
Adjusted for Middle Valley Depletions/Gains -42,000   -5,000  
Adjusted for Minnow Water and MRGCD Releases (July) -14,000   -20,000  
 
Adjusted Spring Runoff Forecast 519,000 91 407,000 71

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*** Preliminary Data ... All Data Subject To Revision ***

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Last updated: March 19, 2009