Policy Resolutions

Formally-adopted positions of the Western States Water Council

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#461 – Weather Station Networks

Position #461 - March 25, 2021 WHEREAS, Western States experience great variability in precipitation, with serious impacts and consequences for water supply planning and management, drought and flood preparedness and response, water rights and water market...

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#460_Forecast Informed Reservoir Operations

Position #460 - March 25, 2021 WHEREAS, Western States experience great variability in precipitation, with serious impacts and consequences for the operation of water projects, particularly aging water infrastructure, as well as water supply and emergency planning and...

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#459 – Probable Maximum Precipitation Standards

Position #459 - March 25, 2021 WHEREAS, National Probable Maximum Precipitation (PMP) standards for extreme rainfall have long been used for the design and regulation of infrastructure including dams, roads and bridges, as well as thermal power facilities; and are used...

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#456 – Protecting Groundwater Quality

Position #456 – October 15, 2020 WHEREAS, ground water is a critically important natural resource, especially in the mostly arid West; and WHEREAS, ground water management – the protection of its quality and its orderly, rational allocation and withdrawal for beneficial...

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#454 – Supporting Indian Water Rights Settlements

Position #454 – October 15, 2020 WHEREAS, the Western States Water Council, an instrumentality of eighteen westernstates advising Western Governors on water policy, has consistently supported negotiatedsettlement of disputed Indian water rights claims; and WHEREAS, the...

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