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1991-NDS-01

91-NDS-1 

(The) National Study of Water Management During Drought
This is a report of the first year of the National Study of Water Management During Drought. The Corps of Engineers began the study after the severe droughts of 1988. The primary objective of the study is to find strategies to improve water management during droughts in the United States. The report explains how and why water is managed the way it is now, lists the impacts of drought, the problems in the current water management systems, and the roadblocks to change for the better. It cites some examples of change which have been successful, then draws conclusions about the state of the water management as it is now, and the advancements that can reasonably be expected. Finally, it lists three recommendations which will be pursued in the remainder of the study. Those recommendations constitute the strategies for improving water management during drought.
Robert Brumbaugh ; William J Werick ; Gene E Willeke , Ph.D.
Apr 1991

NTIS: AD-A238997

Volume: 1
Total Volumes: 1

Pages: 116

1991-NDS-01     

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1991-NDS-02

91-NDS-2 

(The) National Study of Water Management During Drought: A Preliminary Assessment of Corps of Engineers Reservoirs, Their Purposes and Susceptibility to Drought
Recent droughts in the United States have caused water management agencies to examine the operation of their facilities to develop ways to improve their capability for providing water during times of short supply. During fiscal year 1990 the Corps of Engineers received initial funding from Congress to examine their facilities to develop a consensus on water resource priorities for management during drought, provide a base of information for such management, and to formulate and evaluate alternatives to improve their current systems. The Institute for Water Resources, Corps of Engineers was given the responsibility for what has become known as the National Study of Water Management During Drought. As one part of this study, the Hydrologic Engineering Center was asked to conduct a preliminary assessment of the susceptibility of Corps of Engineers' reservoirs to drought. This document is the product of that effort.
William K Johnson
Jan 1991

NTIS: AD-A253645

Volume: 1
Total Volumes: 1



1991-NDS-02     

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1991-NDS-03

91-NDS-3 

(The) National Study of Water Management During Drought: Research Assessment
The report summarizes research on water management during drought and makes recommendations for additional research areas that offer the most promise for improving the drought management response at Federal, regional, state and local levels of government. This report is part of a comprehensive study that has been undertaken in response to recommendations of the U.S. Amry Corps of Engineers made after the drought of 1988-89.
Benedykt Dziegielewski , PhD ; Gary D Lynne ; Daniel P Sheer ; Donald A Wilhite
Jul 1991

NTIS: AD-A230389

Volume: 1
Total Volumes: 1

Pages: 232

1991-NDS-03     

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1993-NDS-05

93-NDS-5 

Lessons Learned from the California Drought - The National Study of Water Management During Drought
This report is part of a series of reports which are being published during the study. Reports on three studies conducted under the aegis of the National Study of Water Management During Drought were published in 1991.As of the date of this report, the Governor of the State of California has declared the drought over. Although restoration of water to aquifers will take years to accomplish, the public and private sectors are turning their focus on other socioeconomic issues. This current condition should be assessed as only a reprieve-a temporary relief in the hardships and impacts delivered by a drought-and implies that it wml occur again. Whether the next drought occurs later this year or 10 years from now is not the issue here. What is relevant are the lessons learned from this recent drought experience and the actions to be taken to protect against and plan for mitigating adverse drought-related impacts.
Benedykt Dziegielewski , PhD ; Hari P Garbharran ; John F Langowski , Jr.
Sep 1993

NTIS: AD-A281173

Volume: 1
Total Volumes: 1

Pages: 268

1993-NDS-05     

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1994-NDS-04

94-NDS-4 

Drought Atlas

Nathaniel B Guttman ; J. R.M. Hosking ; J. R Wallis ; Gene E Willeke , Ph.D.
1994

NTIS: 

Volume: 1
Total Volumes: 1



1994-NDS-04     

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1994-NDS-06

94-NDS-6 

Executive Summary: Lesson Learned from the California Drought 1987-1992
Its perspectives and conclusions reflect the thinking of a much larger group of people in other Federal agencies, non-federal governments, universities, and environment and public interest groups. The 1987-1992 drought in California held public, media, and political attention for years. One of the few benefits of coping with a drought is that the experiences teach the water community lessons that could never be learned in the abstract. The full value of these experiences can be realized only if the lesson are carefully recorded, analyzed and communicated to others.
Robert Brumbaugh ; Jay A Lund ; Warren A Teitz ; William J Werick
October 1994

NTIS: AD-A295924

Volume: 1
Total Volumes: 1



1994-NDS-06     

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1994-NDS-07

94-NDS-7 

Computer Models for Water Resources Planning and Management - National Study of Water Management During Drought
This report is part of the National Study of Water Management During Drought conducted by the Instltute for Water Resources, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The intent of this work was to create a broad, systematic introduction to water management models, with some comparatlve analysis. The report should be useful to planners and managers who must use or approve the use of a model, and should also help modelers in one subject area understand the modeling choices avallable in other areas. Specific topics covered are: demand forecasting and balancing supply with demand; water distribution systems; ground water; watershed runoff; stream hydraulics; river and reservoir water quality; reservoir/river system operations; model development and distriubutrion organizations; and general purpose software. Some models also have one page summaries in the appendix with a point of contact for the model, model availability inIormation, documentation, computer configuration, capabilities of the model and prior applicatlons.
Ralph A Wurbs
Jul 1994

NTIS: AD-A295807

Volume: 1
Total Volumes: 1

Pages: 228

1994-NDS-07     

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1994-NDS-08

94-NDS-8 

National Study of Water Management During Drought: Managing Water for Drought
This report summarizes the method of improving water management during drought developed during the four year National Study of Water Management During Drought. The method was tested and refined in four field studies in different parts of the country, in which teams of water managers and users worked together to reduce drought impacts. In each case, the situations are complex, involving many different uses of water. Because such important state and local responsibilities are involved, only a joint cooperative approach between state and federal agencies could provide satisfactory answers. These cooperative field studies were called "Drought Preparedness Studies" (DPS) and the approach, the "DPS method."
William J Werick ; William Whipple , Jr.
Sep 1994

NTIS: AD-A319442

Volume: 1
Total Volumes: 1



1994-NDS-08     

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1994-NDS-12

94-NDS-12 

National Study of Water Management During Drought: The Report to the U.S. Congress
The droughts of the late 1980s and early 1990s caused persistent and widespread conflicts among water users despite the federal, state and local planning efforts in place before the droughts began. Although details differ from place to place, these plans can be broadly characterized. Federal plans were meant to assure that the authorized purposes of federal reservoirs were met. State plans defined the stages of drought, the emergency response powers of the governor, and (sometimes) a general way of prioritizing water allocation by the type of use. Local (city or water utility) plans identified stages of drought, drought response measures for each, and named drought committees and task forces.
William J Werick
Sep 1995

NTIS: AD-A319405

Volume: 1
Total Volumes: 1

Pages: 74

1994-NDS-12     

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