Feasibility of Water Export

by Edward Kuiper,

Serial Information: Journal of the Hydraulics Division, 1968, Vol. 94, Issue 4, Pg. 873-892

Document Type: Journal Paper


This paper reviews the various aspects that are associated with exporting water from one country to another. The first part of the paper deals with the general criteria that must be satisfied before export can be contemplated. The second part describes the application of these criteria to the Canada-United States situation. The continent is divided into three regions: mountain west, prairie, and east. In each region Canada's surplus water in the foreseeable future and the approximate cost of providing it to the U. S. are calculated. In the mountain west region the surplus surface water in the foreseeable future is at least 200,000,000 acre-ft per yr. In the plains region the surplus water in the foreseeable future is about 100 million acre-ft per yr. And in the eastern region the surplus water is about 200,000,000 acre-ft per yr.

Subject Headings: Feasibility studies | Water management | Mountains | Surface water

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