Accession Number:

ADA043990

Title:

Upper Colorado Region Comprehensive Framework Study.

Descriptive Note:

Main rept.

Corporate Author:

UPPER COLORADO REGION STATE-FEDERAL INTER-AGENCY GROUP

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

136.0

Abstract:

This report summarizes the results of comprehensive investigations for the formulation of proposed plans to provide a broad guide to the best use, or combination of uses, of water and related land resources to meet foreseeable needs. It provides appraisals of natural resources and their geographic distribution, makes projections of future requirements, defines problems and needs, and presents a framework program and alternatives thereto to serve as a general guide for resource development and conservation for the years 1980, 2000, and 2020. The 1965 level of water and related land utilization, management, and development was used as the base year for planning. The total water supply, which assumes no depletions by mans activities, averages 14.87 million acre-feet annually based upon the period 1914-65. On-site depletions plus the evaporation from reservoirs on the main stem of the Colorado River for 1965 normalized conditions were 3.45 million acre-feet. Irrigation and associated depletions accounted for 62 percent of the 1965 use, main-stem reservoir evaporation 19 percent, export to adjacent regions 15 percent, and the remaining 4 percent was used for all other purposes.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE