Watermaster Administration of Texas State Waters

by Norman D. Johns, Texas Water Commission, United States,
Richard E. Brown, Texas Water Commission, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Optimizing the Resources for Water Management


The State of Texas is developing a watermaster program which will enable the State to administer water right issues on a regional basis. A primary role of a watermaster operation is to provide for the lawful distribution of state water during periods of low-flow. Presented in this paper is a comprehensive overview of the historical events leading to this program and the efforts to implement it.

Subject Headings: Water resources | Water rights | Water supply | Urban and regional development | Water supply systems | Information systems | Low flow | Resource allocation

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