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An Economic Analysis of Reservoir Sediment Management: Cropland Management vs. Dredging

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  • Smith, Craig M.
  • Williams, Jeffery R.
  • Nejadhashemi, Amirpouyan
  • Woznicki, Sean A.
  • Leatherman, John C.
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    Emphasis on finding the most cost-effective ways to reduce reservoir sedimentation is increasing. Biophysical and economic models for a large agricultural watershed are integrated to estimate the average and marginal costs of reducing sedimentation with an optimal combination of land management strategies compared to the cost of dredging.

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    Paper provided by Southern Agricultural Economics Association in its series 2013 Annual Meeting, February 2-5, 2013, Orlando, Florida with number 142346.

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    Handle: RePEc:ags:saea13:142346

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