The Genesis of Surface Water for San Antonio

by William C. Allanach, Jr., City Water Board, United States,
Barbara A. Nickerson, City Water Board, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Optimizing the Resources for Water Management


San Antonio is the ninth largest city in the United States and the only one of that group that relies exclusively on groundwater. The Applewhite Water Supply Project is the first surface water reservoir proposed to supplement groundwater from the Edwards Aquifer. This paper discusses the project approval process and the engineering, environmental and political issues involved.

Subject Headings: Surface water | Water supply | Water resources | Reservoirs | Water policy | Water management | Groundwater | Water quality | United States

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