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Title:
Management of subsiding lands : an economic evaluation
Author:
McCauley, Charles Anthony,1943-
Issue Date:
1973
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Land subsidence as a result of removal of groundwater is a common occurrence in many areas of the world. In south—central Arizona, subsidence of agricultural land over a groundwater aquifer offered a simplified economy against which the economic importance of subsidence could be tested. To perform the test, all of the various damages that are caused by subsidence were inventoried. Costs of damages were evaluated by the use of Benefit—Cost Analysis with alternative management proposals. It was determined that the impact of subsidence—caused damages to the economy of the study area was almost negligible. Furthermore, no steps could be recommended to halt subsidence because of the excessive cost of halting water pumping and imported water.
Type:
Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic); text
Keywords:
Hydrology.; Subsidences (Earth movements) -- Arizona.
Degree Name:
Ph. D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Hydrology and Water Resources; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Gum, Russell L.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleManagement of subsiding lands : an economic evaluationen_US
dc.creatorMcCauley, Charles Anthony,1943-en_US
dc.contributor.authorMcCauley, Charles Anthony,1943-en_US
dc.date.issued1973en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractLand subsidence as a result of removal of groundwater is a common occurrence in many areas of the world. In south—central Arizona, subsidence of agricultural land over a groundwater aquifer offered a simplified economy against which the economic importance of subsidence could be tested. To perform the test, all of the various damages that are caused by subsidence were inventoried. Costs of damages were evaluated by the use of Benefit—Cost Analysis with alternative management proposals. It was determined that the impact of subsidence—caused damages to the economy of the study area was almost negligible. Furthermore, no steps could be recommended to halt subsidence because of the excessive cost of halting water pumping and imported water.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subjectHydrology.en_US
dc.subjectSubsidences (Earth movements) -- Arizona.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh. D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHydrology and Water Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairGum, Russell L.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberEvans, Daniel D.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberAyer, Harry W.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberQashu, Hasan K.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc212738360en_US
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