Corps of Engineers Drought Contingency Plans in Texas

by Arnoldo I. Escobar, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Optimizing the Resources for Water Management


The Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District, is currently preparing Drought Contingency Plans (DCP) for the river basins and its projects. These plans will be incorporated into the master water control manuals. The framework of the plan addresses several basic elements emphasizing actions that are to be taken prior to and during a drought. These elements include drought identification, water uses and users, constraints, drought management plan and public information. A cooperative effort is underway with state Federal agencies to review the DCP for exchanging information relative to water management decisions and responding to a water shortage. This paper reviews the DCP prepared for the Trinity River Basin in the state of Texas.

Subject Headings: Droughts | United States Army Corps of Engineers | Water shortage | Water management | Rivers and streams | Water resources | Basins | Water supply | United States | Texas

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