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Title:
An analysis of pump water costs in central Arizona
Author:
Lamoreaux, Robert David,1940-
Issue Date:
1966
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:
Irrigation water is the limiting factor in Central Arizona’s agricultural production. A substantial portion of the water used for irrigation is drawn from underground reservoirs. As a result of continual increases in pumping lift, changing technology and fluctuations in the various components of cost, farmers are faced with an ever changing pattern of pumping costs. Reliable, current pumpwater cost data are needed by farmers to make decisions that will yield maximum profit. Agriculturally oriented businesses and public agencies also need full and reliable information to be most effective. The purpose of this study is to provide this information. Physical inventory, performance and operational information, and various cost data were obtained for farmer and irrigation district owned irrigation wells. Total cost was computed for all components contributing to the cost of pumping water. Factors which affect costs involved were examined with a view to determining where savings might be realized. Information is provided which will allow farmers to estimate pumping costs peculiar to their own pumping situation. Data are also provided which will facilitate estimation of future pumping costs.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Irrigation -- Arizona.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Agricultural Economics; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Nelson, Aaron G.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleAn analysis of pump water costs in central Arizonaen_US
dc.creatorLamoreaux, Robert David,1940-en_US
dc.contributor.authorLamoreaux, Robert David,1940-en_US
dc.date.issued1966en_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.abstractIrrigation water is the limiting factor in Central Arizona’s agricultural production. A substantial portion of the water used for irrigation is drawn from underground reservoirs. As a result of continual increases in pumping lift, changing technology and fluctuations in the various components of cost, farmers are faced with an ever changing pattern of pumping costs. Reliable, current pumpwater cost data are needed by farmers to make decisions that will yield maximum profit. Agriculturally oriented businesses and public agencies also need full and reliable information to be most effective. The purpose of this study is to provide this information. Physical inventory, performance and operational information, and various cost data were obtained for farmer and irrigation district owned irrigation wells. Total cost was computed for all components contributing to the cost of pumping water. Factors which affect costs involved were examined with a view to determining where savings might be realized. Information is provided which will allow farmers to estimate pumping costs peculiar to their own pumping situation. Data are also provided which will facilitate estimation of future pumping costs.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.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.chairNelson, Aaron G.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberAngus, Robert C.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMartin, William E.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc214139678en_US
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