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Studies on climate change, as well as conditions of streamflow have widened a comprehension of water level in the Colorado River. These studies affirm that the water level at this river has reduced significance and continued to so for the past 100 years. Further, the reduction in water level has been reinforced by two critical trends; climate change in the region, as well as increased urban population in the West (NAS, 2007). What this implies therefore, is that water managers have to plan for alternative water sources which cannot be averted through conventional means. In this 21st century, it has become possible to employ technology and innovation for water flow management. The water level at Colorado River can be controlled using SCADA a supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system that provide integrated, precise, control over an entire water system, in real time.
- Who is interested in the project
- There is a concern among the public that the constant reduction of water levels in Colorado river will affect food production
- The government on its capacity has a role to play in management of water levels at Colorado river
- Environmental conservationists are conscious are conscious on the escalating water levels at Colorado river
- The Client
- Environmental Protection Agency which is the main body mandated with environmental protection in the US is the client of this project (EPA, 2017).
- EPA is also concerned on the degrading water levels in Colorado
Implementation of the technology
- SCADA is a supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system that provide integrated, precise, control over an entire water system, in real time.
- For effective implementation of SCADA, all stakeholders need to cooperate.
- There need for a special agency responsible to managing the implementation of SCADA in controlling the water levels at Colorado river.
- United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). (2017).EPA in Colorado. Retrieved on 6th February from https://www.epa.gov/co
- The National Academy of Sciences. (2007). Colorado River Basin Water Management: Evaluating and Adjusting to Hydroclimatic Variability. Retrieved on 6th February 2018 from http://dels.nas.edu/resources/static-assets/materials-based-on-reports/reports-in-brief/colorado_river_management_final.pdf