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Accession Number PB2013-102669
Title Annual Operating Plan for Colorado River Reservoirs, 2011.
Publication Date 2012
Media Count 77p
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 2011 AOP reports on 2010 operations as well as projected operations for 2011. In recent years, additional operational rules, guidelines, 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 1999 Off-stream Storage of Colorado River Water Rule (43 CFR Part 414), 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. Congress has charged the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) with stewardship and responsibility for a wide range of natural, cultural, recreational, and tribal resources within the Colorado River Basin. The Secretary has the authority to operate and maintain Reclamation facilities within the Colorado River Basin addressed in this AOP to help manage these resources and accomplish their protection and enhancement in a manner fully consistent with applicable provisions of federal law including the Law of the River, and other project-specific operational limitations.
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, Phoenix, AZ.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1305
Contract Number N/A

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