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Accession Number PB2013-102131
Title Annual Operating Plan for Colorado River Reservoirs, 2009.
Publication Date 2009
Media Count 65p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract This 2009 AOP was developed in accordance with Section 602 of the Colorado River Basin Project Act (Public Law 90-537); the Criteria for Coordinated Long-Range Operation of Colorado River Reservoirs Pursuant to the Colorado River Basin Project Act of September 30, 1968 (Operating Criteria), as amended, promulgated by the Secretary; and Section 1804(c)(3) of the Grand Canyon Protection Act (Public Law 102-575). Section 602(b) of the Colorado River Basin Project Act requires that the Secretary annually prepare a report describing the actual operation under the adopted criteria (i.e., the Operating Criteria) for the preceding compact water year (i.e., from October 1 to September 30) and the projected operation for the current year. The purposes of the AOP are to determine or address: (1) the projected operation of the Colorado River reservoirs to satisfy project purposes under varying hydrologic and climatic conditions; (2) the quantity of water considered necessary to be in storage in the Upper Basin reservoirs as of September 30, 2009, pursuant to Section 602(a) of the Colorado River Basin Project Act; (3) water available for delivery pursuant to the 1944 United States- Mexico Water Treaty and Minutes No. 242 and 314 of the International Boundary and Water Commission, United States and Mexico (IBWC); (4) whether the reasonable consumptive use requirements of mainstream users in the Lower Division States will be met under a Normal, Surplus, or Shortage Condition as outlined in Article III of the Operating Criteria and as implemented by the Interim Guidelines; and (5) whether water apportioned to, but unused by one or more Lower Division States, exists and can be used to satisfy beneficial consumptive use requests of mainstream users in other Lower Division States as provided in the Consolidated Decree of the Supreme Court of the United States in Arizona v. California, 547 U.S. 150 (2006) (Consolidated Decree).
Keywords Climates
Colorado River
Flood control
Management planning and control
River basins
Water consumption
Water quality
Water storage
Water supply

Source Agency Bureau of Reclamation
NTIS Subject Category 50B - Civil Engineering
48G - Hydrology & Limnology
68D - Water Pollution & Control
Corporate Author Bureau of Reclamation, Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1306
Contract Number N/A

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