Streamflow Depletions for Water Transfers in Utah

by Robert L. Morgan, Utah Div of Water Rights, Salt Lake City, United States,
Kent L. Jones, Utah Div of Water Rights, Salt Lake City, United States,
Marge Tempest, Utah Div of Water Rights, Salt Lake City, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Management of Irrigation and Drainage Systems: Integrated Perspectives

Abstract: All inter- or intra-state transfers of Utah water rights must be accomplished by application and receive the approval of the Utah State Engineer. This paper summarizes the engineering procedures used to quantify streamflow depletions that have historically occurred or result from water transfers. These procedures include diversion requirements, conveyance losses, consumptive uses, irrigation efficiencies, contributions to ground water, stream return flow, and location of return flow.

Subject Headings: Streamflow | Groundwater flow | Irrigation | Water flow | Return flow | River flow | Water conservation | Utah | North America | United States

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