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Data and Report from S&T Project 20088: Water Rights Information Management System

The Bureau of Reclamation does not own a centralized database system that tracks Reclamation-owned water rights. In the U.S., law governs the allocation, ownership, and transfer of water rights. Because of the variability between state systems across Reclamation, tracking its water rights requires flexibility when maintaining, monitoring, and protecting its water rights. Project-related water rights represent a valuable property right, but Reclamation does not have a centralized database system. As a result, Regions and Area Offices employ a variety of methods to monitor water rights, however their methods are not consistent. This water rights information management system (WRIMS) will bring consistency to this task and add GIS data tracking to provide a user-friendly visual format that shows accurate allocations, locations, ownership, and relationships to Reclamation assets.
Generation Effort S&T Project 20088: Water Rights Information Management System
Location Western US
Themes Water
Tags Water Accounting, Open Water Data, Water, Water Delivery
Reclamation Project
Reclamation Program Science and Technology Program

Location Information

Location Name Western US
Location Description The 17 western states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Wyoming, California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona..
Location Tags Reclamation Domain
Location Parent
State(s) Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wyoming
Unified Region(s) Missouri Basin, Arkansas-Rio Grande-Texas-Gulf, Upper Colorado Basin, Lower Colorado Basin, Columbia-Pacific Northwest, California-Great Basin
Timezone MT
Elevation [ N/A ]
Vertical Datum NAVD88
Coordinates (lat, long) See Location Details
Horizontal Datum WGS84