||Conjunctive Use of Water in West Texas - Benefits to Noncooperators.
Moce, Michael J. ;
Clabor, B. J. ;
Well, Dan M. ;
||Texas Tech Univ., Lubbock. Water Resources Center.
||WRC-71-6; DI-14-01-0001-1993; OWRR-C-1537(1993); C-1537(1993)-(4),; 11116
( Ground water recharge ;
( Water supply ;
Water wells ;
Recharge wells ;
Water distribution ;
Computerized simulation ;
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Utilization of the partially depleted Ogallala formation in the High Plains as a terminal underground storage reservoir for irrigation water in that area is described. The primary advantage would be reduction of the requirement for surface storage of water in West Texas. Water could be delivered to West Texas by the Trans-Texas Canal on an eleven-month basis. From a small regulating reservoir, the water could then be delivered to West Texas irrigators on a 12-month uniform flow basis with only short interruptions for maintenance of the distribution system. When the farmers were not irrigating, they could recharge this delivered water into the underground formation for storage through their irrigation wells. (Author)