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Main Title Simulation of the Hydrologic-Economic Flow System in an Agricultural Area.
Author Packe, Murland R. ; Rile, J. Paul ; Hiske, Harold H. ; Israelse, Eugene K. ;
CORP Author Utah Water Research Lab., Logan.
Year Published 1969
Report Number PRWG-57-1; DI-14-01-0001-1564; OWRR-B-017-UTAH; 11407,; B-017-UTAH(2)
Stock Number PB-202 213
Additional Subjects ( Water resources ; Utah) ; ( Water distribution ; Agricultural economics) ; Hydraulic models ; Irrigation ; Productivity ; Economic analysis ; Computerized simulation ; Computer programs ; Idaho ; Cache Valley(Utah)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-202 213 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 102p
The distribution of allocated water to the subusers requires an estimate of the economic costs and benefits from a number of distribution alternatives. The most satisfactory solution maximizes the benefit cost ratio. This study is based on the premise that equitable water distribution to agricultural subusers can be more easily accomplished through the use of a technique to predict the marginal value of agricultural water. A hydro-economic model is formulated to distribute the water supply to the crops and to determine the unit value of water for the given supply. By incrementing the supply, the marginal value of water for a given cropping pattern is determined. Water is in short supply if the potential evapotranspiration of all of the crops can not be satisfied. The simulation model is applied to a prototype system to demonstrate the applicability of the model to management and planning problems. The model provides a means of determining the marginal value of water in water short years where potential evapotranspiration of all crops can not be met. (Author)