Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/191822
Title:
A possible legal response to developed water in Arizona
Author:
Meitl, Joan M.
Issue Date:
1984
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:
Since the 1950 1 s, vegetation modification has been studied as a method for augmenting water supplies. The lack of a legal basis for claiming developed water free from the claims of prior appropriators may discourage full scale water yield improvement activities. Creating a legal classification for water developed by vegetation modification would allow a developer first claim to use. This thesis evaluates a legal classification of water for Arizona in terms of general criteria and in the context of the Salt and Verde watersheds. These drainages are the most promising area in the State for watershed modification due to water yield improvement opportunities and growing water demand in the downstream Phoenix metropolitan area. In the Salt-Verde system however, the largest portion of the additional water produced would spill at Granite Reef Dam because of insufficient storage capacity. Additional environmental constraints also limit the feasibility of a full-scale program at this time. Research concerning economic feasibility and environmental tradeoffs should be encouraged. Then, information would be available as augmentation programs are prepared during the second management plan mandated by the Groundwater Management Act of Arizona.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Water-supply -- Arizona.; Watershed management -- Arizona.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Renewable Natural Resources; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Gregg, R. Frank

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleA possible legal response to developed water in Arizonaen_US
dc.creatorMeitl, Joan M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorMeitl, Joan M.en_US
dc.date.issued1984en_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.abstractSince the 1950 1 s, vegetation modification has been studied as a method for augmenting water supplies. The lack of a legal basis for claiming developed water free from the claims of prior appropriators may discourage full scale water yield improvement activities. Creating a legal classification for water developed by vegetation modification would allow a developer first claim to use. This thesis evaluates a legal classification of water for Arizona in terms of general criteria and in the context of the Salt and Verde watersheds. These drainages are the most promising area in the State for watershed modification due to water yield improvement opportunities and growing water demand in the downstream Phoenix metropolitan area. In the Salt-Verde system however, the largest portion of the additional water produced would spill at Granite Reef Dam because of insufficient storage capacity. Additional environmental constraints also limit the feasibility of a full-scale program at this time. Research concerning economic feasibility and environmental tradeoffs should be encouraged. Then, information would be available as augmentation programs are prepared during the second management plan mandated by the Groundwater Management Act of Arizona.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.en_US
dc.subject.lcshWatershed management -- Arizona.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineRenewable Natural Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairGregg, R. Franken_US
dc.contributor.committeememberKnorr, Philip N.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberCortner, Hannaen_US
dc.identifier.oclc213297403en_US
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