Uncertainties in Planning Inter-Agency Water Supply Transfers

by Norman H. Lougee, San Francisco Water Dep, Millbrae, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

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


San Francisco Water Department, facing a possible fifth year of drought, purchased surplus water from the Placer County Water Agency and arranged for wheeling of the water through State Water Project facilities to an emergency turnout on the State's South Bay Aqueduct. Planning for construction of the emergency turnout and the inter-agency transfer of water included many operational pitfalls and environmental uncertainties.

Subject Headings: Uncertainty principles | Water supply | Water supply systems | Emergency management | Bays | Aqueducts | Construction management | Team building | California | United States

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