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ESM 223 Lecture 16 – Basin Groundwater Analysis – The Real World of Imperfect Data Winter 2008, Norm Brown Conjunctive Use Supply reliability and optimization – Long-term – Seasonal Water Quality Management Analogy with pump-storage projects for electrical power generation Conjunctive Use • Economics – Where are such projects the most valuable, and why? – The special case of California, where there is a there is a geographic mismatch of supply and demand, and where active faults will someday disrupt major conveyances of the State Water Project (as well as LA Aqueduct and possibly Colorado River Aqueduct). MWD promotion and support of local storage projects, e.g., Calleguas Municipal Water District Can there be disadvantages? Water Balance – Potential Errors DWR, 2002
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