Ground Water Managment—A Progress Report

by Jack J. Coe, (F.ASCE), Chf.; Planning Branch, Southern Dist., Dept. of Water Resources, The Resources Agency, State of California,

Serial Information: Journal of the Irrigation and Drainage Division, 1971, Vol. 97, Issue 1, Pg. 149-164

Document Type: Journal Paper


The Irrigation and Drainage Division, ASCE, has created a Task Committee to update Manual of Engineering Practice No. 40, Ground Water Basin Management, to include new concepts, techniques, knowledge, and methodology. The updated manual will furnish a check list for the water resources planner of significant topics which he should consider in achieving his ground water management goals. The paper, a progress report of the Task Committee's activities, cites the need for definition of ground water problems and implementation of a management plan. The concept of formulating alternative management objectives is discussed, and elements of a management plan are identified. Development of the planning approach and organization to undertake the work program necessary to achieve the objectives is described. A detailed outline of the proposed revised Manual No. 40 is presented.

Subject Headings: Groundwater management | Groundwater | Management methods | Water resources | Irrigation | Drainage | Engineering profession | Drainage basins

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