Due to diminishing flows in the Rio Grande and its tributaries, the International Boundary and Water Commission, United States and Mexico, decreased the release of floodwaters from Amistad Dam,
located at Del Rio and Falcon Dam, located at Falcon Heights, Texas, on the evening of July 10.
Releases into the Rio Grande from Amistad Dam were reduced from 35,000 cubic feet per second (1000 cubic meters per second) to the rate of† 26,000 cubic feet per second (750 cubic meters per second).† Releases into the Rio Grande from Falcon Dam were reduced from 39,700 cubic feet per second (1125 cubic meters per second) to 15,000 cubic feet per second (425 cubic meters per second).† The reduction in dam releases will reduce Rio Grande flooding downstream from both dams.
Diversion of Rio Grande floodwaters into the U.S. interior floodway in the Lower Rio Grande Valley at the Commissionís Anzalduas Diversion Dam and into Mexicoís interior floodway at Retamal Diversion
Dam will continue.† The U.S. Section of the Commission will continue its 24-hour levee patrols in the Lower Rio Grande Valley while flood operations persist.
The Commission continues to closely monitor evolving conditions in the Rio Grande basin and will make adjustments in dam operations as conditions warrant.† Residents in the Rio Grande Basin should continue to monitor National Weather Service warnings and forecasts for any updated information about flood conditions.†