The driving force behind the Upper Krishna project of the state government of Karnataka, India, is the year 2000 deadline for determining watersharing of the Krishna river among the three states through which it flows. The Interstate Water Tribunal will agree on each state’s share of water rights on the basis of water use, as demonstrated by completion of water storage facilities (the reservoirs). Since use of the Krishna’s water is of tremendous importance to all three drought-prone states, all desire to maximize their claims.