Use of Computers in the Management of Pecos River Compact

by Nadira Kabir, Texas Water Commission, Austin, United States,
V. R. Krishna Murthy, Texas Water Commission, Austin, United States,
Zack L. Dean, Texas Water Commission, Austin, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Resources Planning and Management and Urban Water Resources


The Pecos River Compact between New Mexico and Texas did not define clearly what New Mexico's delivery obligation was. After a 14-year long litigation in the U.S. Supreme Court, the obligation of New Mexico to Texas and its compliance under the Pecos River Compact was finally determined by the Court in 1987. For determining New Mexico's obligation and its compliance, several computer programs were developed. This paper goes into some of the procedures and major computer programs developed.

Subject Headings: Computing in civil engineering | Water resources | Resource management | Computer software | Developing countries | Rivers and streams | Floods | Inflow | United States | New Mexico | Texas

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