Irrigation development potential on the Colorado River Indian Reservation

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Title:
Irrigation development potential on the Colorado River Indian Reservation
Author:
Aillery, Marcel.
Issue Date:
1985
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:
Linear programming techniques were used to evaluate various levels of irrigation system development on the Colorado River Indian Reservation. The recommended level of irrigation development on the CRIR was defined as that level which maximized total annual net returns to agriculture. Maximization of net returns involved the implementation of both on—farm and off—farm improvements on existing irrigated lands. On—farm improvements included improved water management, land leveling, ditchlining, and field reorganization. Off—farm improvements included canal reconstruction, installation of measuring structures and improved system management. Water savings resulting from proposed improvements on existing irrigated lands would be made available for new land development. An estimated 23,588 acres of new land were identified for development in the Arizona portion of the Reservation.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Irrigation farming -- Colorado River Indian Reservation (Ariz. and Calif.); Land use -- Colorado River Indian Reservation (Ariz. and Calif.); Indians of North America -- Agriculture -- Arizona.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Agricultural Economics; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Ayer, Harry W.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleIrrigation development potential on the Colorado River Indian Reservationen_US
dc.creatorAillery, Marcel.en_US
dc.contributor.authorAillery, Marcel.en_US
dc.date.issued1985en_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.abstractLinear programming techniques were used to evaluate various levels of irrigation system development on the Colorado River Indian Reservation. The recommended level of irrigation development on the CRIR was defined as that level which maximized total annual net returns to agriculture. Maximization of net returns involved the implementation of both on—farm and off—farm improvements on existing irrigated lands. On—farm improvements included improved water management, land leveling, ditchlining, and field reorganization. Off—farm improvements included canal reconstruction, installation of measuring structures and improved system management. Water savings resulting from proposed improvements on existing irrigated lands would be made available for new land development. An estimated 23,588 acres of new land were identified for development in the Arizona portion of the Reservation.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshIrrigation farming -- Colorado River Indian Reservation (Ariz. and Calif.)en_US
dc.subject.lcshLand use -- Colorado River Indian Reservation (Ariz. and Calif.)en_US
dc.subject.lcshIndians of North America -- Agriculture -- 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.chairAyer, Harry W.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc213395951en_US
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