Skip to main content

ADDRESSING ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES ASSOCIATED WITH INTERBASIN TRANSFER

Buy Article:

$9.50 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Or sign up for a free trial

The sources of water for the LCRA-SAWS Water Project (Project) include development of surface water via off-channel reservoirs (150,000 acre-feet), conjunctive use of groundwater for agriculture (62,000 acre-feet) and agricultural conservation (118,000 acre-feet) (LCRA, 2002). These sources help satisfy long-term water needs in both the Lower Colorado River Basin (Texas) and the San Antonio area while exhibiting good stewardship of the environment. Lower Colorado River basin users benefit from the additional water provided for agriculture, rural communities, and improved water levels in Lakes Travis and Buchanan upstream on the river. San Antonio benefits by securing an 80-year water supply while protecting the Edwards Aquifer (its primary supply source) through managed use

Regardless of the Project's benefits, many key issues must be addressed. These issues include, but are not limited to, the following. Note that in most cases the potential exists for either positive or negative effects due to the project.



How will altered inflow patterns affect the bay?


Will altered flow patterns affect aquatic habitat in the river?


Will altered flow patterns affect water quality in the river?


Would changes affect the Blue Sucker, a state threatened species?


Will the Project yield be more or less than estimated in the conceptual planning studies?


Will the Project cost be more or less than estimated in the conceptual planning studies?


Can Project facilities be sited to limit terrestrial environmental impacts?


A series of studies have begun to answer these and other questions. This paper describes the studies and the process used to develop the plans for the studies.
No Reference information available - sign in for access.
No Citation information available - sign in for access.
No Supplementary Data.
No Data/Media
No Metrics

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2004-01-01

More about this publication?
  • Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation is an archive of papers published in the proceedings of the annual Water Environment Federation® Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC® ) and specialty conferences held since the year 2000. These proceedings are not peer reviewed.

    A subscription to the Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation includes access to most papers presented at the annual WEF Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC) and other conferences held since 2000. Subscription access begins 12 months after the event and is valid for 12 months from month of purchase. A subscription to the Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation is included in Water Environment Federation (WEF) membership.

    WEF Members: Sign in (right panel) with your IngentaConnect user name and password to receive complimentary access. Access begins 12 months after the conference or event
  • Subscribe to this Title
  • Membership Information
  • About WEF Proceedings
  • WEFTEC Conference Information
  • Learn about the many other WEF member benefits and join today
  • Ingenta Connect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites
  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more