The International Boundary & Water Commission, United States Section
Updated Rio Grande National Ownership of Waters
Stored At The International Amistad and Falcon Dams
Determination of ownership in the reservoirs is made weekly for the accounting period ending on each Saturday at midnight. Field data collections, exchange of data between the U.S and Mexico, and computation of national ownerships are usually completed by Thursday afternoon or Friday morning of the following week. Data are PRELIMINARY and subject to REVISION.
Estimated ownership @ 2400 hours on 07/19/2014
42.0% of U.S. Total Conservation Capacity
28.1% of Mex. Total Conservation Capacity
Amistad Dam
Water Surface Elevation Feet Meters
Top of Normal Conservation 1,117.00 340.462
  @07/19/2014 1,075.18 327.715
Conservation Storages
Country Million
Cubic Meters
Thousand
Acre-Feet
United States 2,271 1,841
Mexico 1,770 1,435
Total Conservation* 4,040 3,276
*Values may not sum due to round-off error
Ownership and Releases @ 2400 hours on 07/19/2014
Country Million
Cubic Meters
Thousand
Acre-Feet
Requested
Releases
CMS
Requested
Releases
CFS
United States 1,225 993 30.0 1060.0
Mexico 364 295 3.00 106.0
Total Storage 1,588 1,287 33.0 1170.0
% of US Capacity @ Normal Cons. 53.9%
Inflows, Releases, and Losses for week of 07/13-07/19
U.S. Inflows 28.7 Total Inflows 38.0
U.S. Releases 33.1 Total Releases 37.1
U.S. Losses 8.11 Total Losses 10.5
Falcon Dam
Water Surface Elevation feet meters
Top of Normal Conservation 301.20 91.805
  @07/19/2014 271.78 82.840
Conservation Storages Normal Conservation
Country Million
Cubic Meters
Thousand
Acre-Feet
United States 1,913 1,551
Mexico 1,352 1,096
Total Conservation* 3,265 2,647
*Values may not sum due to round-off error
Ownership and Releases @ 2400 hours on 07/19/2014
Country Million
Cubic Meters
Thousand
Acre-Feet
Requested
Releases
CMS
Requested
Releases
CFS
United States 532 431 40.0 1410.0
Mexico 513 416 10.0 353.0
Total Storage 1,045 847 50.0 1760.0
*Values may not sum due to round-off error
% of US Capacity @ Normal Cons. 27.8%
Inflows, Releases, and Losses for week of 07/13-07/19
U.S. Inflows 30.3 Total Inflows 39.9
U.S. Releases 39.3 Total Releases 50.5
U.S. Losses 6.69 Total Losses 13.1
Note: All dam measurements based on elevation above mean sea level.
Conversion Table
Rio Grande Flow and Reservoir Storage Conditions (Updated daily Monday through Friday)
1996-Present Amistad-Falcon Ownership Trends
Other Graphics
For further information concerning the content of this page contact:
Mr. William D. Finn
Chief, Water Accounting Division
e-mail: william.finn@ibwc.gov
(915) 832-4789
Last Updated 07/24/2014