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RECORD NUMBER: 78 OF 621

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Main Title Economic Efficiency in the Allocation of Irrigation Water Over Time.
Author Eidma, Vernon R. ;
CORP Author Oklahoma Water Resources Research Inst., Stillwater.
Year Published 1972
Report Number DI-14-31-0001-1539; OWRR-B-010-OKLA; 13823,; B-010-OKLA(4)
Stock Number PB-212 003
Additional Subjects ( Water supply ; Irrigation) ; ( Irrigation ; Economic factors) ; Ground water ; Demand(Economics) ; Farm management ; Water wells ; Drilling ; Linear programming ; Mathematical models ; Computerized simulation ; Taxes ; Oklahoma ; Texas ; Kansas ; Ogallala formation ; Ground water mining ; Irrigation water ; Water allocation
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NTIS  PB-212 003 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/23/1988
Collation 293p
Abstract
The acreage of irrigated crop production in the region overlying the Central Ogallala Formation has increased from approximately 70,000 in 1950 to 1.5 million in 1965. Annual water withdrawals have exceeded estimated annual recharge since 1954. Resource availability and the demand for the crops produced in the area suggest irrigation will continue to expand. Projections made assuming current institutional restrictions indicate the number of acres irrigated annually will increase to a peak of 3.4 million in 1990 and then decline to 2.8 million by the year 2000. Analysis of institutional constraints indicates imposing a quantity restriction of 1.5 acre feet annually per acre irrigated would reduce primary economic benefits both per acre irrigated and per unit of water used. (Author)