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Upper Rio Grande Impact Assessment

Increasing temperatures and changes in the timing of snowmelt runoff could impact the amount of water available on the upper Rio Grande in the future. The study was conducted by the Bureau of Reclamation in partnership with Sandia National Laboratories and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. It includes a detailed evaluation of the climate, hydrology and water operations of the upper Rio Grande basin of Colorado and New Mexico. Also included is an evaluation of the potential impacts associated with climate change on streamflow, water demand and water operations in the basin.

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Upper Rio Grande Impact Assessment

For more information contact: Dagmar Llewellyn, dllewellyn@usbr.gov, 505-462-3594 or Seshu Vaddey, svaddey@usbr.gov, 303-445-2764 

Last updated: 12/11/13