Preliminary Report of the Feasibility of an Interbasin Water Transfer Through Existing Canal Systems

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by John Lee Rutledge, Freese and Nichols, Inc, United States,
Ronnie M. Lemons, Freese and Nichols, Inc, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Optimizing the Resources for Water Management

Abstract: A preliminary feasibility study of the interbasin transport of water from the Sabine River on the Texas Louisiana border to the San Jacinto River Basin, northeast of Houston, Texas, using existing canal systems has been completed. The transfer of water will consist of as much as 50 miles of existing canals and the construction of as much as 62 miles of new canals. Technical considerations of the transfer and the estimated project costs are presented. The study reviewed the potential for transporting 75 million gallons per day (MGD), 100 MGD, 200 MGD and 300 MGD.

Subject Headings: Canals | Feasibility studies | Basins | Water supply systems | Rivers and streams | Construction costs | North America | United States | Texas | Houston (Texas) | Louisiana

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