Summary of Findings and Recommendations

Click below for an introductory tour of the highlights, findings, recommendations and maps of the Western State Water Program Capabilities Assessment Survey Report.

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The state capabilities assessment workgroup is charged with evaluating the current capabilities of the western states in regards to water allocation, supply, and demand data. The purpose of this workgroup is to provide a better understanding of the current data systems and data holdings of each state as well as the reporting requirements that each state requires of their water users. They will accomplish this by conducting a survey of the western states focusing on questions regarding:

  • Types of data collected
  • Methods used to store the data
  • Methods used to make the data available to the public, including formats
  • Methods used to estimate consumptive use
  • Water user reporting requirements and policies
  • Future development plans

This workgroup will coordinate their survey with the other workgroups to minimize the number of surveys being sent to the states and to avoid any duplication. The information gathered via this survey will help inform the other workgroups who will be working in parallel to this effort. This workgroup will report on their findings to the full subcommittee.



The work from this group has been finalized and the workgroup has been decommissioned.

Past Meetings and Minutes

WG1 – November 30, 2011 – Minutes

WG1 – January 13, 2012 – Minutes

WG1 – September 30, 2013 – Minutes

WG1 – May 9, 2014 – Minutes