Planning for Arkansas’s
Future Water Needs
2
Water Needs will
be forecasted to
the Year 2050
Final Plan
Rulemaking
Nov 2014
• Demand – how much water is
needed and w...
Future meetings
 Mt. Ida – October 8, 2013
 Fayetteville – October 8, 2013
 Harrison – October 9, 2013
 Texarkana – Oc...
Water Use and Demand Forecasting
Major Water Use Sectors
 Municipal/Public and Self-Supplied
 Agriculture – Crop, Livest...
Water Demand Forecasting
 Data is best available information
 Driver x Water use factor
 Current water use is then incr...
Statewide Water Forecast – All Demand Sectors
Total statewide water use forecasted to increase 13%
6
-
2,000
4,000
6,000
8...
Statewide Water Forecast - Excluding Irrigation
Statewide increase of 10% for all non-irrigation sectors
7
-
500
1,000
1,5...
9
County Population Projections: Arkansas
Institute for Economic Advancement
Water for Irrigation
Ground-
water
84%
Surface
Water, 16
%
Alluvial
96.1%
Sparta, 1.
2%
Other, 2.
6%
13
How “gap analysis” works
14
Supply Availability Meeting
 Presentations on surface water
supply, groundwater supply, water
quality, and fish and wildl...
16
Regionally Based Issues and
Recommendations
• This is where water issues will be identified
and solutions proposed
• We...
Thank you!
 Website and e-mail signup
www.arwaterplan.arkansas.gov
 Twitter
@ArkWaterPlan
 E-mail
arkansaswater@cdmsmth...
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Natural Resources Commission - Arkansas Water Plan Update October 2013 Publci Meetings

These are slides used at several public meetings on the Arkansas Water Plan update. The meetings are being held in October of 2013.
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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Transcripts - Natural Resources Commission - Arkansas Water Plan Update October 2013 Publci Meetings

  • 1. Planning for Arkansas’s Future Water Needs
  • 2. 2 Water Needs will be forecasted to the Year 2050 Final Plan Rulemaking Nov 2014 • Demand – how much water is needed and where • Supply – how much water is available and where • Gaps – the difference between demand and supply • Issues and Recommendations – challenges and solutions Process
  • 3. Future meetings  Mt. Ida – October 8, 2013  Fayetteville – October 8, 2013  Harrison – October 9, 2013  Texarkana – October 10, 2013  Monticello – October 11, 2013  North Little Rock – Full workgroup October 22, 2013
  • 4. Water Use and Demand Forecasting Major Water Use Sectors  Municipal/Public and Self-Supplied  Agriculture – Crop, Livestock, Aquaculture, Duck Hunting and Habitat Maintenance  Industrial - including Mining and Shale Gas  Thermoelectric Energy  Navigation How Much Water do we use Today and How Much will we Need by 2050? Visit the ANRC Water Plan website for additional details ARWaterPlan.Arkansas.Gov 4
  • 5. Water Demand Forecasting  Data is best available information  Driver x Water use factor  Current water use is then increased or decreased based on a rate of change of the “driver”  Source 5
  • 6. Statewide Water Forecast – All Demand Sectors Total statewide water use forecasted to increase 13% 6 - 2,000 4,000 6,000 8,000 10,000 12,000 14,000 Base Year 2020 2030 2040 2050 MillionGallonsperDay(MGD) Arkansas Statewide Demands: Medium Scenario Crop Irrigation Livestock Duck Hunting & Habitat Maintenance Aquaculture Shale Gas Thermoelectric Self-Supplied Commercial Industrial Self-Supplied Domestic Municipal
  • 7. Statewide Water Forecast - Excluding Irrigation Statewide increase of 10% for all non-irrigation sectors 7 - 500 1,000 1,500 2,000 2,500 3,000 Base Year 2020 2030 2040 2050 MillionGallonsperDay(MGD) Arkansas Statewide Demands: Medium Scenario (Excluding Irrigation Demands) Livestock Duck Hunting & Habitat Maintenance Aquaculture Shale Gas Thermoelectric Self-Supplied Commercial Industrial Self-Supplied Domestic Municipal
  • 8. 9
  • 9. County Population Projections: Arkansas Institute for Economic Advancement
  • 10. Water for Irrigation Ground- water 84% Surface Water, 16 % Alluvial 96.1% Sparta, 1. 2% Other, 2. 6%
  • 11. 13
  • 12. How “gap analysis” works 14
  • 13. Supply Availability Meeting  Presentations on surface water supply, groundwater supply, water quality, and fish and wildlife flows  Review and discuss draft water supply availability results.  Laman Library, North Little Rock 1-5 PM October 22 15
  • 14. 16 Regionally Based Issues and Recommendations • This is where water issues will be identified and solutions proposed • We will continue the very successful work group format • Recruiting from each planning region
  • 15. Thank you!  Website and e-mail signup www.arwaterplan.arkansas.gov  Twitter @ArkWaterPlan  E-mail arkansaswater@cdmsmth.com  Point of contact Edward Swaim, Arkansas Natural Resources Commission 101 East Capitol Avenue, Suite 350 Little Rock, Arkansas 72201 501-682-3979 edward.swaim@arkansas.gov

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