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Farmer Storage Of Irrigation Water In Federal Projects


  • Cornforth, Gerald C.
  • Lacewell, Ronald D.


This study estimates some of the economic impacts of a program that would allow farmers to save a part of their annual surface irrigation water allocation. The objective would be to save water in full allocation years to be used in water short years. The study area consisted of the El Paso County Water Improvement District. Results indicate that optimal temporal water use would increase district net farm revenue by three percent or less above actual water use. For the study area vegetables were the most profitable crop while laser leveling was not economically feasible.

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  • Cornforth, Gerald C. & Lacewell, Ronald D., 1982. "Farmer Storage Of Irrigation Water In Federal Projects," Western Journal of Agricultural Economics, Western Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 7(2), pages 1-12, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:wjagec:32278
    DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.32278

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    1. Watson, William D. & Nuckton, Carole Frank & Howitt, Richard E., 1980. "Crop Production and Water Supply Characteristics of Kern County," Information Series 263853, University of California, Davis, Giannini Foundation.
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