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 03/16/2019
64.3% of U.S. Total Conservation Capacity
33.0% of Mex. Total Conservation Capacity
Amistad Dam
Water Surface Elevation Feet Meters
Top of Normal Conservation 1,117.00 340.462
  @03/16/2019 1,093.82 333.395
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 03/16/2019
Country Million
Cubic Meters
Thousand
Acre-Feet
Requested
Releases
CMS
Requested
Releases
CFS
United States 1,735 1,407 20.0 706.0
Mexico 741 601 3.00 106.0
Total Storage 2,475 2,007 23.0 812.0
% of US Capacity @ Normal Cons. 76.4%
Inflows, Releases, and Losses for week of 03/10-03/16
U.S. Inflows 37.8 Total Inflows 49.5
U.S. Releases 20.5 Total Releases 24.2
U.S. Losses 6.06 Total Losses 8.65
Falcon Dam
Water Surface Elevation feet meters
Top of Normal Conservation 301.20 91.805
  @03/16/2019 275.51 83.975
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 03/16/2019
Country Million
Cubic Meters
Thousand
Acre-Feet
Requested
Releases
CMS
Requested
Releases
CFS
United States 956 775 40.0 1410.0
Mexico 289 234 25.5 901.0
Total Storage 1,245 1,009 65.5 2310.0
*Values may not sum due to round-off error
% of US Capacity @ Normal Cons. 50.0%
Inflows, Releases, and Losses for week of 03/10-03/16
U.S. Inflows 30.4 Total Inflows 42.4
U.S. Releases 43.5 Total Releases 54.1
U.S. Losses 6.80 Total Losses 8.85
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 03/21/2019