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dc.contributor.authorMcMahon, George F.
dc.date.accessioned2013-06-18T13:34:57Z
dc.date.available2013-06-18T13:34:57Z
dc.date.issued2007-03
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/47800
dc.descriptionProceedings of the 2007 Georgia Water Resources Conference, March 27-29, 2007, Athens, Georgia.en_US
dc.description.abstractRule-based storage accounting provides a framework for efficient and equitable allocation of the benefits, costs and risks associated with operation of multipurpose federal reservoir systems through (1) policies and procedures for exchange of storage among included purposes, and (2) a system of credits and penalties associated with storage use designed to prevent cross-subsidization among included purposes and to check unsustainable demands on storage. Rule-based storage accounting does not allocate water or storage, but defines procedures to ensure operational compliance with allocation formulas agreed upon by users of storage or included purposes. The principal features of rule-based storage accounting are listed as follows: Quantitative accounting of all demands on conservation storage based on established purposes, storage allocation, and system operating rules, priorities and constraints; Tracking and adaptation of reservoir system operating rules, instream flow requirements and water demands to ensure operational compliance and recovery of over-utilized storage. By giving all included purposes a stake in the management of the reservoir system, rule-based storage accounting provides an opportunity for parties in river basin water allocation or management conflicts to achieve consensus on water allocation formulas initially, and for participatory management of the Basins and comprehensive water planning thereafter. Rule-based storage accounting applies to consumptive and non-consumptive uses of water, and provides a practical means to allocate benefits, costs and risks of water management under riparian, appropriative and hybrid river basin management systems.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipSponsored and Organized by: U.S. Geological Survey, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Natural Resources Conservation Service, The University of Georgia, Georgia State University, Georgia Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityThis book was published by the Institute of Ecology, The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602-2202. The views and statements advanced in this publication are solely those of the authors and do not represent official views or policies of The University of Georgia, the U.S. Geological Survey, the Georgia Water Research Institute as authorized by the Water Resources Research Act of 1990 (P.L. 101-397) or the other conference sponsors.
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesGWRI2007. Hydrologyen_US
dc.subjectWater resources managementen_US
dc.subjectRule-based storage accountingen_US
dc.subjectReservoir systemsen_US
dc.subjectWater allocationen_US
dc.subjectRiver basin managementen_US
dc.titleConceptual Rule-Based Storage Accounting for Multipurpose Water Resource Systemsen_US
dc.typeProceedingsen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameARCADISen_US
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