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Main Title Analysis of Ground and Surface Water Utilization in Urbanized Arid Areas.
Author Cochra, G. F. ; Ohrenschal, J. C. ; Wilso, W. C. ;
CORP Author Nevada Univ., Reno. Center for Water Resources Research.
Year Published 1970
Report Number H-W-Pub-8; OWRR-C-1337(1970); 01333,; C-1337(1970)(1)
Stock Number PB-204 492
Additional Subjects ( Ground water ; Utilization) ; ( Urban areas ; Arid land) ; ( Arid land ; Water supply) ; Water resources ; Economic development ; Legislation ; Population growth ; Models ; Optimization ; Nevada ; Las Vegas Valley ; Water utilization
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-204 492 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 93p
Urbanization in arid regions has been accelerating at a tremendous rate. This type of growth has taken place in the Las Vegas Valley in Southern Nevada and will likely continue elsewhere as the country's population expands. This report's purpose is to examine some of the many facets of water resources developments which have occurred to support the growth in the Las Vegas Valley, with the ultimate objective of optimizing the entire water resource system. The history and economy of the area are dealt with in detail. Estimates of current and future value of water are made, with projections of future population growth and water requirements. Laws and institutions developed to control and manage the area water resources are examined. Potential legal problems are presented and discussed. Physical characteristics of the area's water resources and water production systems are described. Mathematical models are developed which relate water costs to system usage and response. (Author)