The International Boundary 
& Water Commission,
United States & Mexico-
United States Section


Updated Rio Grande National Ownership of Waters Stored 
At The International Amistad and Falcon Dams:

Estimated ownership @ 2400 Hours on 07/16/05

  • 92.8% of U.S. Total Conservation Capacity
  •  33.7% of Mexican Conservation Capacity

  • 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.
     

    Click here to see a conversion tableConversion Table
    Click here to view Rio Grande Flow and Reservoir Storage Conditions (Updated daily Monday through Friday)
    Click here to view 1996-Present Amistad-Falcon Ownership Trends
    Click here to view Other Graphics

    Amistad Dam

    Water Surface Elevation
    Top of Conservation-------1117.00 ft/ 340.462m
    Current--------------------1110.83 ft/ 338.580m
       
     
    Country
    Million
    Cubic Meters
    Thousand Acre-Feet
    Releases
    -CMS
    Releases
    -CFS
    United States
    2,925
    2,371
    45.0
    1590
    Mexico
    496
    402
    6.00
    212
    TOTAL
    3,421
    2,773
    51.0
    1800

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    Falcon Dam

    Water Surface Elevation
    Top of Conservation--------301.20 ft/ 91.805m
    Current--------------------- 278.69 ft/ 84.945m
       
    Country
    Million
    Cubic Meters
    Thousand Acre-Feet
    Releases
    -CMS
    Releases
    -CFS
    United States
    884
    717
    10.0
    353
    Mexico
    534
    433
    0.00
    0.0
    TOTAL
    1,418
    1,150
    10.0
    353

    NOTE: All dam measurements based on elevation above mean sea level.

     For further information concerning the content of this page contact:

     Mr. Kenneth N. Rakestraw
    Chief, Water Accounting Division
    e-mail: kenrakestraw@ibwc.state.gov
    (915)832-4160


    Last Updated July 21, 2005 © 1996 IBWC. All Rights Reserved.