Managing an Interruptible Water Supply

by Gene Richardson, Lower Colorado River Authority, United States,
Wes Birdwell, Lower Colorado River Authority, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Optimizing the Resources for Water Management


The Lower Colorado River Authority has developed a plan for the management of an interruptible water supply for demands which do not require a firm commitment of specific amounts of water. The plan utilizes a rule curve for overdrafting of the Highland Lakes during years of ample water supply while assuring the availability of water to meet firm demands during the critical drought of record.

Subject Headings: Water shortage | Water management | Water supply | Water resources | Rivers and streams | Lakes | Droughts | Curvature | Colorado River

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