Integration of Anticipated Water Demand into Surface Water Allocation Decision Making

SEI is working with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to develop a spatially based field water balance and irrigation delivery system model for investigation of water allocation in California’s Central Valley Project.

The objective driving the model development exercise is to improve the consideration of short and medium-term water demands into decisions related to the allocation of available surface water supplies.

Currently these allocation decisions consider only reservoir storage and anticipated reservoir inflows as parameters in defining water allocation.

Funder: U.S. Bureau of Reclamation