Water Data of the International Boundary and Water Commission

by Conrad G. Keyes, Jr., IBWC, El Paso, United States,
Kenneth N. Rakestraw, IBWC, El Paso, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Irrigation and Drainage: Saving a Threatened Resource—In Search of Solutions


The International Boundary and Water Commission, United States and Mexico (IBWC) was created by the Treaty of March 1, 1889, between the Governments of the United States and Mexico. Principal projects of the Commission are outlined. Rio Grande gaging and water accounting; Colorado river treaty deliveries to Mexico, surface water data collected by the U.S. section, ground water data, and water measurement instruments are the main topics discussed.

Subject Headings: Developing countries | Domain boundary | Agreements and treaties | Rivers and streams | Data collection | Hydrologic data | Metric systems | International waters | Mexico | United States

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