Accession Number:

ADA273276

Title:

Recent California Water Transfers: Emerging Options in Water Management

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

HYDROLOGIC ENGINEERING CENTER DAVIS CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

217.0

Abstract:

Report examines the recent use of water transfers in California. Emphasis is on the use of water transfers during the current drought and how planners and operators of federal, state, and local systems can integrate water transfers into the planning and operations of their systems. Through the California experience, the study identifies motivations for incorporating water transfers into water supply systems, reviews a variety of water transfer types, and discusses the integration of water transfers with traditional supply argumentation and water conservation measures. Limitations, constraints, and difficulties for employing water transfers within existing systems are also discussed. The study focuses primarily on the technical, planning, and operational aspects of water transfers, rather than the legal, economic, and social implications.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE