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Policy Alternatives for the Southern Ogallala Aquifer


  • Wheeler, Erin A.
  • Segarra, Eduardo
  • Johnson, Phillip N.
  • Johnson, Jeffrey W.
  • Willis, David B.


Due to declining water levels in the Ogallala Aquifer, policy alternatives for extending the life of the aquifer for irrigation and other purposes are evaluated. The study concludes that blanket water conservation policies for the region are likely to be inefficient because of economic and hydrologic differences in the region.

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  • Wheeler, Erin A. & Segarra, Eduardo & Johnson, Phillip N. & Johnson, Jeffrey W. & Willis, David B., 2006. "Policy Alternatives for the Southern Ogallala Aquifer," 2006 Annual Meeting, February 5-8, 2006, Orlando, Florida 35269, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:saeaso:35269
    DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.35269

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    1. Wright, Andrew P. & Hudson, Darren, 2011. "The Effect of Water Use and Water Availability on Net Revenues and Optimal Cropping Patterns on the Texas High Plains," 2011 Annual Meeting, February 5-8, 2011, Corpus Christi, Texas 98802, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
    2. Wang, Tong & Park, Seong & Jin, Hailong, 2016. "Will Farmers Save Water? A Theoretical Analysis of Groundwater Conservation Policies for Ogallala Aquifer," 2016 Annual Meeting, February 6-9, 2016, San Antonio, Texas 229904, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
    3. Almas, Lal K. & Colette, W. Arden & Adusumilli, Naveen C., 2008. "Economic Value of Groundwater Resources and Irrigated Agriculture in the Oklahoma Panhandle," 2008 Annual Meeting, February 2-6, 2008, Dallas, Texas 6714, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
    4. Johnson, Jeffrey W. & Johnson, Phillip N. & Guerrero, Bridget L. & Weinheimer, Justin & Amosson, Stephen H. & Almas, Lal K. & Golden, Bill B. & Wheeler-Cook, Erin, 2011. "Groundwater Policy Research: Collaboration with Groundwater Conservation Districts in Texas," Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Southern Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 43(3), pages 1-12, August.
    5. Fan, Yubing & Park, Seong C., 2018. "A Meta-analysis of Water Conservation Policies in the Southern Ogallala Aquifer Region," 2018 Annual Meeting, February 2-6, 2018, Jacksonville, Florida 266656, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
    6. Gao, Yang & Williams, Ryan Blake & Mitchell, Donna M., 2016. "Cap and trade markets for groundwater: Efficiency and distributional effects of the permit allocation mechanism," 2016 Annual Meeting, February 6-9, 2016, San Antonio, Texas 230015, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.

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