Water Data of the International Boundary and Water Commission

by Conrad G. Keyes, Jr., IBWC, El Paso, United States,
Kenneth N. Rakestraw, IBWC, El Paso, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Irrigation and Drainage: Saving a Threatened Resource—In Search of Solutions


The International Boundary and Water Commission, United States and Mexico (IBWC) was created by the Treaty of March 1, 1889, between the Governments of the United States and Mexico. Principal projects of the Commission are outlined. Rio Grande gaging and water accounting; Colorado river treaty deliveries to Mexico, surface water data collected by the U.S. section, ground water data, and water measurement instruments are the main topics discussed.

Subject Headings: Water management | Hydrologic data | Domain boundary | International waters | Water resources | Metric systems | Rivers and streams | Federal government | Mexico | United States | Rio Grande | Colorado River

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