Basin Politics: How could FMF be enacted without undue harm to Upper Basin states?

– Intentionally Created Surplus (ICS) of Upper Basin Water in Lake Mead

– ICS used successfully in Minute 319 for Mexico and Lake Mead

– ICS widely discussed in UB drought contingency planning to protect saved water

– Can incentivize conservation

There may be opportunities to put in place measures that would reduce the likelihood of a 75/10 shortfall such as using an accounting system to smooth out the annual variability of flows and even a relaxation of the requirement under certain circumstances.” – Larry McDonnell The Water Report, Issue 112: June 15, 2013