Field Manager for Water Resource Utilization

by Burke Giles, Chf.; Fresno Field Div., Central Valley Operations Ofc., Bureau of Reclamation, Fresno, CA,

Serial Information: Journal of the Hydraulics Division, 1974, Vol. 100, Issue 10, Pg. 1411-1417

Document Type: Journal Paper


The field manager of a water resource must stay current with changes in water supply, water uses, and water quality. Today's demands on the water supply in the San Joaquin Valley exceed the available supply which must be managed to meet the demands of all interests to the greatest extent possible. To accomplish this, methods of forecasting the supply must be refined. Waste of the resource must be eliminated by managing available storage or developing new storage methods. The importance of all uses must be recognized by all interests. Management philosophy will have to develop this. The nation's energy crises demand the utilization of this source of energy. The recreational needs of the country have to be expanded and the food production capacity of the nation is dependent on available water. Good management of water resources includes all the needs of the nation's people.

Subject Headings: Water quality | Water supply | Water resources | Waste storage | Managers | Water-based recreation | Resource management | Quality control

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