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Rio Grande Compact - Rio Grande River Direct (ityopr=17)

The type 17 operating rule was developed specifically for the Rio Grande River's portion of the Rio Grande Compact. Unlike most other operating rules, it requires two rows of data. The first row of data expects:

  • The destination to be an Instream flow (i.e. an Instream flow right just below the Rio Grande at Labatos gage).
  • Source 1 to be the stream gage that represents the index flow (i.e. Rio Grande at Del Norte)
  • Source 2 to be the stream gage used to adjust to the discharge at the Instream flow location (i.e. the combined discharge of the Conejos River near La Sauses).

The second row of data expects:

  • Qdebt is the year when annual obligation calculations begin to include adjustments for the cumulative surplus / shortage (i.e. 1985)
  • Qdebtx is the initial surplus / shortage (acft) for Rio Grande (e.g. 944,000 * 60%).
  • Source 3 is not used.
  • The Source 4 coefficient represents the annual yield (acft/yr) of the Closed Basin Project to the Rio Grande River.
  • The Source 5 coefficient represents the annual discharge of the Norton Drain South to the Rio Grande River.
Row-data Variable Description
Control Data
1 Format (a12, a24, 12x, 4x, f12.5, f8.0, i8, 3(1x,a12,i8), i8, 1x,a12, 1x,a12,1x, 2f8.0, 2i8)
1-1 cidvri Operational right ID
1-2 nameo(1) Operational right nam
1-3 rtem(1) Administration number
1-4 dumx Enter -8 if no monthly switches included.
Enter -20 if monthly switches are included.
Note the above allows 2 - 3 rows of data to be provided for this operational rule
1-5 ioprsw(1) Annual On/Off Switch
0 = off
1 = on
+n = Begin in year n
-n = Stop after year n
Destination Data
1-6 ciopde Destination instream flow ID
1-7 iopdes(2,1) Coefficient (1.0)
Source Data
1-8 ciopso(1) Source 1 (Index Gage) ID (Rio Grande at Del Norte)
1-9 iopsou(2,1) Source 1 coefficient (1.0)
1-10 ciopso(3) Source 2 (Index Gage) ID (Combined Conejos River nr La Sauses)
1-11 iopsou(4,1) Source 3 coefficient (-1.0)
Type Data
1-12 ityopr(1) 17
Associated Plan Data
1-13 creuse NA
Diversion Type
1-14 cdivtyp NA
Conveyance Loss (%)
1-15 OprLoss 0
Miscellaneous Limits
1-16 OprLimit 0
Start Date
1-17 IoBeg First year of operation
End Date
1-18 IoEnd Last year of operation
Additional Compact Data
2 Format (12x, 24x, 12x, 4x, 12x,f8.0, f8.0, 3(1x, a12, i8))
2-1 qdebt Year when annual obligation calculation includes an adjustment for the cumulative surplus shortage
2-2 qdebtx Initial surplus/shortage (acft) for the Rio Grande in the year this operating rule begins
2-3 ciopso(5) Source 3 (not used on Rio Grande)
2-4 iopsou(6,1) Source 3 Coefficient (1.0)
2-5 ciopso(7) Source 4 not used (enter Closed Basin)
2-6 iopsou(8,1) Source 4 Closed Basin annual yield to Rio Grande (e.g. 19,200 acft/yr)
2-7 ciopso(9) Source 5 not used (NortonDrnS)
2-8 iopsou(10,1) Source 5 Norton Drain South annual yield to Rio Grande (e.g. -4000 acft/yr)
Monthly Data
Free Format (Include only if the variable (dumx) = 12 or less than -12)
2-1 imonsw(1) Monthly switch 0 = off, 1 = on
+n = Day first used that month
-n = Day last used that month
Note the first entry corresponds to the first month specified in the control file