Agricultural value of additional surface water in the Salt River Valley of Arizona

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Title:
Agricultural value of additional surface water in the Salt River Valley of Arizona
Author:
Mack, Lawrence Edward,1940-
Issue Date:
1965
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:
Water for irrigation is a scarce resource in central Arizona. Additional water imported into the Salt River Valley would be of value to agriculture in that it would replace more expensive water that is now being pumped. It would also extend the life of irrigated agriculture in the Valley by slowing the rate of decline in the groundwater table. The major field crop organization of central Arizona was determined, and based on these findings, budgets for field crops were developed. These budgets were organized into typical farm operating units of relevant sizes. Water use within these operating units was then developed and from this use a value for additional irrigation water was determined. The findings indicate that additional surface water is of value to agriculture in two ways. First, it will have an immediate value due to its lower cost, thereby providing for more total net revenue. Secondly, it will be of value in that it will decrease the use of groundwater, thereby slowing the rate of decline in the groundwater table and extending the time when groundwater will be uneconomic to use in agriculture.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Water-supply -- Arizona -- Salt River Valley.; Water-supply, Agricultural -- Arizona -- Salt River Valley.; Irrigation -- Arizona.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Agricultural Economics; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Kelso, M. M.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleAgricultural value of additional surface water in the Salt River Valley of Arizonaen_US
dc.creatorMack, Lawrence Edward,1940-en_US
dc.contributor.authorMack, Lawrence Edward,1940-en_US
dc.date.issued1965en_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.abstractWater for irrigation is a scarce resource in central Arizona. Additional water imported into the Salt River Valley would be of value to agriculture in that it would replace more expensive water that is now being pumped. It would also extend the life of irrigated agriculture in the Valley by slowing the rate of decline in the groundwater table. The major field crop organization of central Arizona was determined, and based on these findings, budgets for field crops were developed. These budgets were organized into typical farm operating units of relevant sizes. Water use within these operating units was then developed and from this use a value for additional irrigation water was determined. The findings indicate that additional surface water is of value to agriculture in two ways. First, it will have an immediate value due to its lower cost, thereby providing for more total net revenue. Secondly, it will be of value in that it will decrease the use of groundwater, thereby slowing the rate of decline in the groundwater table and extending the time when groundwater will be uneconomic to use in agriculture.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshWater-supply -- Arizona -- Salt River Valley.en_US
dc.subject.lcshWater-supply, Agricultural -- Arizona -- Salt River Valley.en_US
dc.subject.lcshIrrigation -- Arizona.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineAgricultural Economicsen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairKelso, M. M.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberNelson, Aaron G.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberAngus, Robert C.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMartin, William E.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc213882853en_US
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