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Needs for special water supply forecasts to meet unusual water rights and irrigation requirements for the Sevier River Basin in Utah
Submitted by Armida on Fri, 02/15/2013 - 16:37
|Needs for special water supply forecasts to meet unusual water rights and irrigation requirements for the Sevier River Basin in Utah
|Year of Conference
|Callister, L. C.
|29th Annual Western Snow Conference
|Proceedings of the 29th Annual Western Snow Conference
|Western Snow Conference
|Critical flows, Water rights, Water supply forecasting
A description of the Sevier River system with reservoirs and locations of gaging stations is presented. A resume of water rights by Court Devree is included with details of a division into primary and secondary categories of rights with the water volumes proportioned by percentages. Winter storage as well as spring storage is apportioned by water rights. Return flow plays an important part in the operation of this desert river basin. Accurate volume flow forecasts are made from snow survey and precipitation gage measurements. Low-flow forecasts aare very important in water apportionment.