Colorado River Basin water management
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Colorado River Basin water management evaluating and adjusting to hydroclimatic variability by

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Published by National Academies Press in Washington, D.C .
Written in English


  • Water-supply -- Colorado River Watershed (Colo.-Mexico),
  • Water quality management -- Colorado River Watershed (Colo.-Mexico),
  • Climatic changes -- Colorado River Watershed (Colo.-Mexico),
  • Colorado River Watershed (Colo.-Mexico) -- Climate

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Edition Notes

StatementCommittee on the Scientific Bases of Colorado River Basin Water Management, Water Science and Technology Board, Divsion on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies
ContributionsNational Research Council (U.S.). Water Science and Technology Board, National Research Council (U.S.) Committee on the Scientific Bases of Colorado River Basin Water Management, National Academies Press (U.S.)
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 210 p. :
Number of Pages210
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17233230M
ISBN 100309105242
ISBN 109780309105248

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available to us to prepare for the water management challenges ahead. Conducted under the Basin Study Program, the Colorado River Basin Water Supply and Demand Study is the most comprehensive long-term assessment to date of the Colorado River Basin and its invaluable resources. Findings indicate that in the absence of timely action to. In , the Colorado River Basin entered a period of drought, accompanied by decreased precipitation and increased average temperatures, and continues today. Flows from to averaged around maf at Lee’s Ferry: roughly a maf reduction from the maf assumed average flows from the Compact. Figure 2: Colorado River WaterFile Size: 2MB. The signing of the Colorado River Compact in was an important milestone in the management of the Colorado River and became the foundation for the law of the river. This compact included the seven Colorado River Basin states, and apportioned water from the Colorado River between the Upper and Lower Basin states. Basin States of Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming. The Colorado River Basin is one of the most criti-cal sources of water in the western United States and Mexico. It is widely known that the Colorado River, based on inflows observed over the last century, is over-allocated and supply.

State of California Colorado River Regional Water Quality Control Board. To preserve, enhance, and restore the quality of California's water resources and drinking water for the protection of the environment, public health, and all beneficial uses, and to ensure proper water resource allocation and efficient use, for the benefit of present and future generations. The Colorado River supports 40 million people as it flows through seven U.S. states and Mexico. The dark black line in the map below outlines the Colorado River watershed. Take a closer look and you will see that the largest cities in the west rely on water from the Colorado River, but are not necessarily in the watershed. water management and drought preparedness could be promoted through a collaborative investigation across the Colorado River basin. The report thus recommends that a comprehensive, action-oriented study of Colorado River region urban water practices and changing patterns of demand be conducted. The study shouldFile Size: KB. The Colorado River Compact is a agreement among seven U.S. states in the basin of the Colorado River in the American Southwest governing the allocation of the water rights to the river's water among the parties of the interstate agreement was signed at a meeting at Bishop's Lodge, near Santa Fe, New Mexico, by representatives of the seven states the .

This white paper is the first of a series of papers to be produced in the coming months by the Future of the Colorado River Project that explore alternative management strategies for the Colorado River that might provide benefit to water-supply users and to river ecosystems. White Paper 3. Managing the Colorado River for an Uncertain Future. One of the earliest water projects in the Colorado River basin was the Grand Ditch, a mile (26 km) diversion canal that sends water from the Never Summer Mountains, which would naturally have drained into the headwaters of the Colorado River, to bolster supplies in Colorado's Front Range Urban Corridor.⁃ location: Rocky Mountains, Colorado, United States. The Colorado River flows from Dawson County to Matagorda Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. The second longest river in Texas, the Colorado River is only the sixth largest by average annual flow volume. A large portion of the basin is located within relatively arid regions of Texas, resulting in a low average watershed yield. Colorado River Water Availability Study estimates range from zero to around , acrefeet depending on the hydrological, climatic and legal future, though the higher estimates assume a .