basin accounting

basin accounting

[′bās·ən ə′kau̇nt·iŋ]
(hydrology)
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The Permian Basin is one of the largest and most active oil basins in the United States, with the entire basin accounting for approximately 19 percent of total U.
The Bureau of Reclamation also invented such devices as River Basin Accounting, under which all projects on a river system are brought under one cost-benefit umbrella.
It called Glen Canyon a "cash register dam," which means it was designed to produce revenue from hydropower to defray the costs of uneconomical upstream irrigation projects in the high plains and thus enable the whole package to pass the cost-benefit tests used under the tenets of River Basin Accounting.