Upper Guadalupe River Authority, Texas—Innovative Solution to Long-Term Water Needs

by Paul D. Thornhill,
Robert Adams,
John McLeod,
B. W. Bruns,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Management in the '90s: A Time for Innovation


Through conjunctive use of groundwater and surface water, the Upper Guadalupe River Authority (UGRA) has designed a water supply system for the City of Kerrville, Texas that saves 80 percent of the original project cost and provides for a 73 percent reduction to impacts on flows in the Guadalupe River while avoiding Federal permitting. In spite of providing an innovative solution to an age-old problem, with minimal environmental impact, opposition to the project threatens it's implementation.

Subject Headings: Rivers and streams | Water management | Water resources | Water supply | Groundwater management | Resource management | Project management | Water supply systems | Texas | United States

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