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Main Title Study of the Effects of Institutions on the Distribution and Use of Water for Irrigation in the Lower Rio Grande Basin.
Author Gra, Roy M. ; Troc, Warren L. ;
CORP Author Texas A and M Univ., College Station. Water Resources Inst.
Year Published 1971
Report Number TR-36; DI-14-01-0001-1558; OWRR-B-025-TEX; 08395,; B-025-TEX(8)
Stock Number PB-199 647
Additional Subjects ( Water supply ; Irrigation) ; ( Water resources ; Rio Grande basin) ; Cost estimates ; Irrigated land ; Water rights ; Linear programming ; Water consumption ; Control ; Mathematical models ; Management planning ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-199 647 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 105p
Parametric linear programming was used to analyze the impact of negotiable water rights on cropping patterns and enterprise combinations. If the institution of water rights were changed so as to make annual allotments negotiable, market forces could be expected to move the resource into uses in which it has a higher value. Water price was varied from $9.60 per acre foot to $96.00 per acre foot. At a price of $9.60, which is approximately the present cost of irrigation water delivered at the farm gate, producers could profitably use almost 2,000,000 acre feet of water per year. The use of parametric programming with variable water pricing allowed the derivation of a value-in-use or 'conditional demand' curve for water. (Author)