Thoughts of Reservoir Management Studies

by Morris Israel, Univ of California, Davis, United States,
Kenneth W. Kirby, Univ of California, Davis, United States,
Jay R. Lund, Univ of California, Davis, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Policy and Management: Solving the Problems


Changing water use patterns and priorities, the high cost and uncertainty of developing new supply sources, increasingly stringent environmental regulation, and the desire and need to serve additional and often competing purposes has led to a reassessment of national, regional and local water supply projects. The authors have had some role in reassessments of four major U.S. reservoir systems and have endeavored to keep up with progress on other systems and with the academic literature on the subject. Some synthetic thoughts and lessons are offered regarding the development and implementation of reassessment programs.

Subject Headings: Reservoirs | Water resources | Water use | Construction costs | Uncertainty principles | Environmental issues | Colleges and universities | Probability | United States

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