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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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  • Smith, Craig M. & Williams, Jeffery R. & Nejadhashemi, Amirpouyan & Woznicki, Sean A. & Leatherman, John C., 2013. "An Economic Analysis of Reservoir Sediment Management: Cropland Management vs. Dredging," 2013 Annual Meeting, February 2-5, 2013, Orlando, Florida 142346, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
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