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Colorado River System 5-Year Projected Future Conditions

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Two models, the Colorado River Simulation System (CRSS) and the Mid-term Operations Probabilistic Model (MTOM), are utilized in developing probabilistic projections of future Colorado River system conditions over the timeframe of two years to several decades. Both CRSS and MTOM are comprehensive models of the Colorado River system implemented in the commercial river modeling software developed by the University of Colorado called RiverWareTM, and are updated and maintained continually by Reclamation’s Upper and Lower Colorado Regions.