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QUANTIFICATION OF TRANSIT LOSSES, AND ITS EFFECTS ON SURFACE-WATER RESOURCES, ARKANSAS RIVER BASIN, COLORADO.

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Abstract

Colorado Water Law enables downstream water users to use natural river channels to convey water from upstream storage reservoirs to downstream canals, provided an equitable charge is made for transit loss. Charging a variable transit-loss rate for delivery of winter water stored in Pueblo Reservoir has resulted in better management of the basin's surface-water resources. Not only are more accurate volumes of stored water delivered to each irrigator, but use of the natural channel for conveyance of these waters now has minimal effect on users of direct-flow water rights. A better understanding of specific sources of transit loss also has allowed water users to manage the timing and rate of their reservoir releases to optimize beneficial use of their stored water.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Conference Paper
Publication Subtype:
Conference Paper
Title:
QUANTIFICATION OF TRANSIT LOSSES, AND ITS EFFECTS ON SURFACE-WATER RESOURCES, ARKANSAS RIVER BASIN, COLORADO.
ISBN:
0872624722
Year Published:
1985
Language:
English
Publisher:
ASCE
Publisher location:
New York, NY, USA
First page:
123
Last page:
128
Number of Pages:
6
Conference Title:
Development and Management Aspects of Irrigation and Drainage Systems.
Conference Location:
San Antonio, TX, USA