Thursday, October 29, 2020

Basin Analyses

Most water resource management projects involve an assessment of some basic questions:

  • How much water is available ?
  • What resources may be affected by a water resource-related project ?
  • How much water can be utilized without adverse outcomes ?
  • What technical alternatives are available for a water utilization project ?
  • Is mitigation warranted ? …… what mitigation alternatives are available ?
  • What limitations exist on potential utilization of water within a basin ?

Each regulatory jurisdiction, such as State environmental management agencies, river basin commissions, etc., may have specific criteria for basin analyses.