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Accession Number PB2013-102132
Title Annual Operating Plan for Colorado River Reservoirs, 2010.
Publication Date 2010
Media Count 75p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract Each years Annual Operating Plan (AOP) for Colorado River Reservoirs reports on both the past operations of the Colorado River reservoirs for the completed year as well as projected operations and releases from these reservoirs for the current (i.e., upcoming) year. Accordingly, this 2010 AOP reports on 2009 operations as well as projected operations for 2010. In recent years, additional operational rules and decisions have been put into place for Colorado River reservoirs including the 1996 Glen Canyon Dam Record of Decision (ROD), the 1997 Operating Criteria for Glen Canyon Dam, the 2001 Interim Surplus Guidelines addressing operation of Hoover Dam, the 2006 Flaming Gorge Dam ROD, the 2006 Navajo Dam ROD to implement recommended flows for endangered fish, the 2007 Interim Guidelines for the operations of Lake Powell and Lake Mead, and numerous environmental assessments addressing experimental releases from Glen Canyon Dam. Each AOP incorporates these rules, guidelines, and decisions and implements the criteria contained in the applicable decision document or documents. Thus, the AOP makes projections and reports on how the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) will implement these decisions in response to changing water supply conditions as they unfold during the upcoming year, when conditions become known. 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, 2010, pursuant to Section 602(a) of the CRBPA; (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
Hydrology
Management planning and control
Reservoirs
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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