A cost-effective comparison between a multipurpose water resource project and a group of equally effective water resource projects proposed for Arcadia Wash watershed, Tucson, Arizona

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Title:
A cost-effective comparison between a multipurpose water resource project and a group of equally effective water resource projects proposed for Arcadia Wash watershed, Tucson, Arizona
Author:
Bennett, Marc Mitchell.
Issue Date:
1979
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:
The cost-effective method is utilized for comparing a multipurpose water resource design with a group of equally effective single-purpose designs in the floodplain of Arcadia Watershed in Tucson, Arizona. The multipurpose water resource design is an integrated water-related recreation facility bordering Arcadia Wash providing flood control, irrigation, and recreation benefits. The single-purpose designs are a flood detention facility, park and lake which provide the same benefits as the multipurpose design, but are apart. The multipurpose design reduces a 50-year summer thunderstorm flood flow from 1700 cubic feet per second to 1078 cubic feet per second by diverting a portion of storm runoff from Arcadia Wash and routing it over grass and through a lake. The use of storm runoff in place of city water in the multipurpose design for irrigation and the lake reduces annual water costs by about 60 percent and total annual costs by about 10 percent as compared with the single-purpose designs. The multipurpose design is clearly more cost-effective as shown by its lower annual cost, namely $134,600 versus $197,000 for the single-purpose facilities. Reductions in land price substantially reduce the cost-effective advantage of the multipurpose design.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Water resources development -- Arizona -- Tucson -- Cost effectiveness.; Watershed management -- Arizona -- Tucson -- Mathematical models.; Urban hydrology -- Arizona -- Tucson -- Mathematical models.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Hydrology and Water Resources; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Resnick, Sol

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleA cost-effective comparison between a multipurpose water resource project and a group of equally effective water resource projects proposed for Arcadia Wash watershed, Tucson, Arizonaen_US
dc.creatorBennett, Marc Mitchell.en_US
dc.contributor.authorBennett, Marc Mitchell.en_US
dc.date.issued1979en_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.abstractThe cost-effective method is utilized for comparing a multipurpose water resource design with a group of equally effective single-purpose designs in the floodplain of Arcadia Watershed in Tucson, Arizona. The multipurpose water resource design is an integrated water-related recreation facility bordering Arcadia Wash providing flood control, irrigation, and recreation benefits. The single-purpose designs are a flood detention facility, park and lake which provide the same benefits as the multipurpose design, but are apart. The multipurpose design reduces a 50-year summer thunderstorm flood flow from 1700 cubic feet per second to 1078 cubic feet per second by diverting a portion of storm runoff from Arcadia Wash and routing it over grass and through a lake. The use of storm runoff in place of city water in the multipurpose design for irrigation and the lake reduces annual water costs by about 60 percent and total annual costs by about 10 percent as compared with the single-purpose designs. The multipurpose design is clearly more cost-effective as shown by its lower annual cost, namely $134,600 versus $197,000 for the single-purpose facilities. Reductions in land price substantially reduce the cost-effective advantage of the multipurpose design.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshWater resources development -- Arizona -- Tucson -- Cost effectiveness.en_US
dc.subject.lcshWatershed management -- Arizona -- Tucson -- Mathematical models.en_US
dc.subject.lcshUrban hydrology -- Arizona -- Tucson -- Mathematical models.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHydrology and Water Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairResnick, Solen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberDavis, Donald R.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMartin, Williamen_US
dc.identifier.oclc213274386en_US
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