||Irrigation Water Use and Management.
||Interagency Task Force on Irrigation Efficiencies.;Department of the Interior, Washington, DC.;Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.
Water conservation ;
National government ;
State government ;
Technical assistance ;
Canal linings ;
Water loss ;
Water rights ;
Irrigation efficiency ;
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The potential for improving the efficiency of irrigation water use and management in the United States has been assessed by the task force. Although significant investments already are being made, the task force has determined that public and private investments of up to $5 billion should be made over the next three decades to implement needed water conservation measures. Investments of this magnitude can result in decreasing gross annual diversions by 15 to 20 million acre-feet and making 2 to 5 million acre-feet of water available for new uses. The various Federal programs would be called upon to assist State and local entities through technical assistance and financing as appropriate.