dBase III, Micros and Water Resource Management

by Sheryl L. Franklin, Brazos River Authority, Waco, TX, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Computer Applications in Water Resources


The Brazos River authority is an agency of the State of Texas created to conserve and develop the surface waters of the Brazos River Basin. The Authority has initiated a project to introduce the use of microcomputers into the daily water supply operations and reservoir control of the basin. As a part of this project, a database management system is being developed to reduce the time required for record maintenance and to make information on river and reservoir status more readily available to the decision makers. The commercially available software dBase III was chosen for this purpose. Although dBase III was not expressly developed for water resources applications, it has proved flexible enough to be satisfactory for this purpose.

Subject Headings: Water resources | Resource management | Project management | Systems management | Surface water | Rivers and streams | Basins | Computer software | Texas | United States

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