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ITRC Paper No. P 10-006.  Charles M. Burt

Water Conservation's Role in California Water Transfers

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This paper describes various irrigation district water transfer projects. Water transfers have been of many types, including agriculture to agriculture, agriculture to urban, and agriculture to environment. In each case that will be described, the unique circumstances of each district will be described. Typical actions include developing a water balance to determine if “wet water” truly exists for conservation, then identifying the sources of that wet water. Subsequent actions include developing designs that will conserve the water, achieving board approval, and constructing and implementing the conservation measures.


Burt, C.M. 2010. Water Conservation's Role in California Water Transfers. Presented at Annual technical conference of the Irrigation Association.  December 2009.  San Antonio, TX. 7 pp.

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