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Rio Grande Spill (*.rgs)

The Rio Grande Spill file contains a file that indicates when Elephant Butte Reservoir historically spilled. Note this file is used only when the Rio Grande Compact is simulated (operating rules 17 and 18) to determine when any debt accrued by Colorado is erased. This file is read by subroutine MDAINP.

Row-data Variable Description
Control Data
1 Format (i5,1x,i4,5x,i5,1x,i4,a5,a5)
1-1 ibm Beginning month of data (e.g. 1 = Jan)
1-2 iby Beginning year of data (e.g. 1975)
1-3 iem Ending month of data
1-4 iey Ending year of data
1-5 cunit Units of data ('NA')
1-6 cyr Year type
'CYR' = calendar year (1-12)
'WYR' = water year (10-9)
'IYR' = irrigation year (11-12)
For Rio Grande Compact Operating Rules only.
2-1 rspilx(1-12) 0 = No Elephant Butte Spill
+n = Elephant Butte Spill Data
The integer portion is the month of spill (e.g. month 6 = 6)
The decimal portion is the % of Spill that was Colorado’s
Note when a spill occurs:
If Colorado is in debt it is erased
If Colorado is in surplus their surplus is reduced by %

Repeat for the number of years in the simulation