Upper Colorado River Basin compact.

by Harry William Bashore

Publisher: U.S. Govt. Print. Off. in Washington

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StatementCompact entered into by the States of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming on the 11th day of October 1948, to determine the rights and obligations of those States respecting uses and deliveries of the water of the upper basin of the Colorado River.
SeriesSenate document (United States. Congress. Senate) ;, 81st Congress, no. 8.
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LC ClassificationsHD1695.C7 B3
The Physical Object
Paginationiii, 17 p.
Number of Pages17
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6060499M
LC Control Number49045762
OCLC/WorldCa21724519

The Doctrine of Prior Appropriation is commonly known as “first in time, first in right.” In , the Upper Colorado Basin Compact was enacted between Colorado, New Mexico, Utah Wyoming, and Arizona (a small part of Arizona lies in the upper basin) with Colorado receiving most of the Upper Basin’s allotted million acre-feet. The Colorado River Storage Project is a United States Bureau of Reclamation project designed to oversee the development of the upper Colorado River project provides hydroelectric power, flood control and water storage for participating states along the upper portion of the Colorado River and its major tributaries.. Since its inception in , the project has grown to include the. Increasing Upper Colorado River Basin water use by just percent would double the risk that the Upper Basin fails to have enough water to meet its obligations under the Colorado River Compact, according to a new modeling study to be rolled out in a big meeting in . When the Upper Colorado River Basin Compact was established in , it also included provisions for the tentative diversion project under its water allotment to New Mexico. In the s, post- World War II population growth in central New Mexico put even larger strains on the Rio Grande's water, and the need for a transbasin water project rose Dams and reservoirs: Heron, Nambe Falls, Blanco .

For the year period preceding the signing of the Colorado River Compact, when the beneficial consumptive use of million acre-feet (maf) per year was apportioned to both the Upper and Lower Basins, the average annual natural flow in the Upper Basin was about maf (). When the U.S.-Mexico Water Treaty was executed.   This latest bad spring-summer river runoff forecast, however, stemmed largely from dry, not hot weather, the Colorado Basin River Forecast Center said. “April precipitation was generally below to much below average across the Colorado River Basin and Great Basin,” the center said in a report on its latest forecast. For example, it is known today that the Colorado River Compact of —the water allocation compact that divides Colorado River flows between the upper and lower Colorado River basin states—was signed during a period of relatively high annual flows. I am Phillip, an IT Consultant by profession with a passion for sports betting. As a big football fan and supporter of FC Barcelona I was visiting the football ground and placed a few bets here and there for fun since quite a young age.

Eric Kuhn is former General Manager of the Colorado River Water Conservation District. He has served on the Engineering Advisory Committee of the Upper Colorado River Compact Commission and on the Colorado Water Conservation Board. In Eric was appointed an at-large representative on the Colorado Interbasin Compact Committee. In Colorado River: Economic development. In the Colorado River Compact was concluded by the seven states that constitute its drainage area to facilitate federal investment in dams and reclamation. The river was divided at Lees Ferry, Ariz., into the lower compact states—Arizona, Nevada, and California—and the upper compact states—Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, and. Get this from a library! The Upper Colorado River Basin Compact: hearings before a Subcommittee on Irrigation and Reclamation of the Committee on Public Lands, House.

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UPPER COLORADO RIVER BASIN COMPACT The State of Arizona, the State of Colorado, the State of New Mexico, the State of Utah and the State of Wyoming, acting through their Conunissioners, Charles A. Carson for the State of Arizona, Clifford H. Stone for the State of Colorado.

Fred E. Wilson for the State of New Mexico. Upper Colorado River Basin Compact, The State of Arizona, the State of Colorado, the State of New Mexico, t he State of Utah and t Upper Colorado River Basin compact.

book State of Wyoming, acting through their Commissioners, Charles A. Carson for the State of Arizona, Clifford H. Stone for the State of Colorado, Fred E. Wilson for the State of New Mexico.

The Upper Colorado River Commission (UCRC) is an interstate water administrative agency established by action of five state legislatures and Congress with the.

The Upper Colorado River Basin Compact is an interstate compact among Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming.

The compact apportions the water of the upper Colorado River basin, and established the Upper Colorado River Commission as its governing body. The compact also has congressional consent. HistoryFormation date: Historical Significance of a Water “Compact”: Development of the Colorado Compact and the Upper Colorado River Basin Compact Although no national water rights system exists in the United States, recognition of the continuity of surface water hydrology in the form of the Colorado River across many western states led to the development of the.

The Upper Colorado River Basin Compact () While the Lower Basin States were unable to agree upon an internal division of the Colorado River waters assumed apportioned to the Lower Basin by the Colorado River Compact ofthe Upper Basin States were able to agree upon such a division in order that development could be initiated in those.

The compact was borne in part out of the Upper Basin States' unease that water projects and use of the river (e.g., by construction of the planned Hoover Dam) by Lower Basin States at the time would, if interpreted through the lens of the doctrine of prior appropriations, impact their future claims to water from the river.

The compact specifies. The Colorado River Compact divides the Colorado River into Upper and Lower Basins with the division being at Lee Ferry on the Colorado River (one mile below the Paria River in Arizona). The Lower Basin states are Arizona, California, and Nevada, with small portions of New Mexico and Utah that are tributary to the Colorado River below Lee Ferry.

Report and Submission Upper Colorado River Basin Compact Commission: Negotiation of Upper Colorado River Basin Compact signed at Santa Fe, New Mexico on Octo to the Governor and general assembly, State of colorado by thr Commisioner for Colorado [Upper Colorado River Basin Compact Commission.] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

The Colorado River Compact ofwhich set the annual average as maf and divided this amount up between the basin states (as seen in Figure 2), was created in the wettest recorded ten-year period of the last years.

This was fromin which the annual average was maf. Inthe Colorado River Basin entered a periodFile Size: 2MB. It is pm MDT at Lake Powell, Utah on Tuesday, May 12th, Today is day of for the Water Year We are 61% through the Water Year.

Upper Colorado River Basin Compact. Establishes a commission to administer apportionment of the waters of the Upper Colorado River Basin System and to promote agricultural and industrial development.

Category: Water. Interstate Agency: Upper Colorado River Commission. Member States. Insix U.S. states in the Colorado River basin signed the Colorado River Compact, which divided half of the river's flow to both the Upper Basin (the drainage area above Lee's Ferry, comprising parts of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming and a small portion of Arizona) and the Lower Basin (Arizona, California, Nevada, and parts of ⁃ location: Rocky Mountains, Colorado, United States.

A compact call looms in the 10th year of sustained drought in the Colorado River Basin. The Upper Basin, which includes all of Colorado, would have to send water downstream, and would be faced.

upper basin states and the insistence of the Arizona delegation, lower basin states were to be allowed to increase their use of water by a total of 1 million acre‐feet in any year. The Colorado River Compact was signed on Novem But differences of opinion among the basin statesFile Size: KB.

The result of their work became the Colorado River Compact. Measuring The River. Dividing up the water first meant measuring the water. The subtitle of the book is "How Ignoring Inconvenient Science Drained the Colorado River." million acre-feet for the Upper Basin (Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico and Utah), and million acre-feet.

The year marks the 75th anniversary of the signing of the Colorado River Compact. Delegates from the seven Colorado River Basin states met on November 9,in New Mexico to discuss, negotiate and ultimately work out the compact.

It was then signed in the Palace of the Governors, Santa Fe, on November The compact apportioned Colorado River water between Upper and. tl;dr Folks in the Upper Colorado River Basin are only using ~60 percent of their Colorado River Compact allocation Use has been basically flat since It.

The Colorado River Basin (UCRB) drains parts of Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, California, and Mexico, and is divided into upper and lower basins at the compact point of Lee Ferry, Arizona.

Aquifers in the UCRB are composed of permeable, moderately to well-consolidated sedimentary rocks ranging in age from Permian to. More than half of the streamflow in the Upper Colorado River Basin originates as groundwater, according to a new U.S.

Geological Survey study published today in the journal Water Resources Research. The entire Colorado River Basin currently supports 50 million people, and that amount is expected to increase by 23 million between and Upper Colorado River Basin SNOTEL Snow/Precipitation Update Report; Based on Mountain Data from NRCS SNOTEL Sites **Provisional data, subject to revision** Data based on the first reading of the day (typically ) for Tuesday, UCRBC - Upper Colorado River Basin Compact of Looking for abbreviations of UCRBC.

Upper Colorado River Basin Compact of listed as UCRBC. Upper Colorado River Basin Compact of - How is Upper Colorado River Basin Compact of abbreviated. Upper Colorado River Basin Compact of ; Upper Columbia Co-op Council. “The Upper Colorado River and San Juan River Basin Recovery Implementation Programs are models for Endangered Species Act implementation and help provide water reliability for approximately 2, municipal, industrial, and agricultural water projects through-out the Upper Colorado Basin.

These programs were established. The river basin has a complex history of governance at the State, Federal, and local level known as the “Law of the River.” Famously over-allocated at the time of signing, the Colorado River Compact of is the cornerstone of the Law of the River and dictates the management of the river’s flows between Upper Basin and Lower Basin states.

the position held by upper basin states and the insistence of the Arizona delegation, lower basin states were to be allowed to increase their use of water by a total of 1 million acre-feet in any year. The Colorado River Compact was signed on Novem But differences of opinion amoung the basin states were far from over.

She described the groups and stakeholders involved in managing the river, which include the Governor's Office, CWCB, and the Colorado River Compact Commission, among others. PM Ms. Mitchell stated that drought contingency planning (DCP) is an ongoing coordinated effort.

Each basin was to receive million acre-feet of water per year, which the basins allocated among themselves.

The Upper Basin opted for percentages, with Colorado receiving the largest share. The Lower Basin chose to parse it into discrete, fixed portions, with California and Arizona receiving the largest amounts. Rights to the river’s water were first divvied up in the compact between seven states, separated into the upper basin of Utah, Wyoming, Colorado and New Mexico, and the lower basin of Nevada, Arizona and California.

A share for Mexico was also established decades later. The purpose of this project is to investigate Colorado River basin droughts, and the role of temperature in influencing runoff efficiency.

The project uses paleoclimatic data to extend instrumental climate and flow records, along with projected warming to assess the range of possible conditions that may be expected to occur and to determine how warming temperatures may influence river flow and.

THE COLORADO RIVER COMPACT: A LIMIT ON UPPER BASIN DEVELOPMENT by CHARLES J. MEYERS RICHARD E. LANG PROFESSOR OF LAW and DEAN STANFORD LAW SCHOOL I. Introduction and Background A. Geography, hydrology and politics of the Colorado River System to B.

Negotiation of the Colorado River Compact C. Ratification of the Compact; BoulderAuthor: Charles J. Meyers. The other basin states wanted to assure their share before California could suck it up and, with guidance from then-Secretary of Commerce Herbert Hoover, created a Colorado River Compact that divvied up 15 million acre-feet of water — million to the Upper Basin States and the same amount to Lower Basin States.Colorado is part of nine interstate river compacts, documents which govern the use of rivers crossing state to equitable allocation of the West's most precious resource—water—the compact clause of the U.S.

Constitution was first applied to rivers in the s, an idea conceived and promoted by Greeley water lawyer Delph Carpenter.The compact was borne in part out of the Upper Basin States’ unease that water projects and use of the river (e.g., by construction of the planned Hoover Dam) by the Lower Basin States at the time would, if interpreted through the lens of the doctrine of prior appropriations, impact their future claims to .