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Reclamation and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to Release 2016 Annual Operating Plan for Middle Rio Grande

Media Contact: Mary Carlson, 505-462-3576,

For Release: April 19, 2016

Who: Bureau of Reclamation and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

What: Release of Annual Operating Plan for the Middle Rio Grande

When: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 1:30 p.m.

Where: Albuquerque: Bureau of Reclamation Albuquerque Office, 555 Broadway Boulevard NE, Suite 100, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Rio Grande Room or by web ex or conference call.

Why: To learn more about the process used for determining this year’s operating plan, water forecast, water storage, potential for water storage and release

How: Contact Mary Carlson at (505) 462-3576 with any questions. See information below for web ex/conference call.

Background: The Bureau of Reclamation and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invites the public to their annual meeting to explain plans for water operations along the Middle Rio Grande in 2016. Snowpack is below average in southern Colorado and northern New Mexico, but we still expect a modest spring runoff. The presentation will cover the process for determining the plan for water operations. It will include a review of the 2015 water predictions, as compared to actual storage and releases. Presenters will then explain the 2016 water forecast, potential for storage and release, and impacts to water-related recreation.


The Albuquerque Area Office invites you to attend this online meeting.

Topic: Annual Operating Plan Meeting Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 Time: 1:30 pm, Mountain Daylight Time (Denver, GMT-06:00) Meeting Number: 806 550 456 Meeting Password: wZb5Mi28


To join the online meeting


1. Go to 2. If requested, enter your name and email address. 3. If a password is required, enter the meeting password: wZb5Mi28 4. Click "Join".

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To join the audio conference only



Participant Passcode: 5287707

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