Minute 319 and Reports
Minute 319 signed on November 2012, is a binational agreement between United States and Mexico to provide Colorado River water management guidelines. Minute 319 specifies water allotments to Mexico under surplus and shortage conditions in the Colorado River Basin based on Lake Maid reservoir water level. Provides flexibility to Mexico to store water while the water distribution system is repaired after damage caused by the 2010 El Mayor-Cucapah earthquake in Mexicali. Also identifies water conservation projects and restoration opportunities. Main resolutions in regard of restoration efforts included to deliver 130 million cubic meters as a pulse flow during the spring of 2014 in the Colorado River delta and 65 million cubic meters as a base flow delivered at the end of the summer.
The first Minute 319 Colorado River Delta Pulse Flow monitoring progress report summarizes activities and preliminary results through July 24, 2014. Additional reporting will follow with the preparation of an Interim Report by December 2016 and a Final Report by June 2018.