||Economic Model of an Area's Response to Depletion of its Water Resources.
Rupper, Richard W. ;
Clause, George S. ;
||Kansas Water Resources Research Inst., Manhattan.
||DI-14-31-0001-3216; OWRR-A-035-KAN; 10405,; A-035-KAN(1)
( Water supply ;
Economic models) ;
Groundwater recharge ;
Regional planning ;
Population migrations ;
Economic analysis ;
Ground water mining
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Irrigation development has led many areas to depend upon mining of local groundwater for considerable proportions of their income. As groundwater depletion takes place these areas can develop alternative supplies, instigate economically advantageous transfers, or incur reductions in population and income because of migration. A conceptual economic model is presented for determining the appropriate combination of the alternatives for an area to use and the way in which the combination should be varied over time as the depletion continues. Little emphasis is placed on empirical findings for case study areas, however, some detailed work is presented on migration habits to be expected in Western Kansas. (Author)