Evaluation of the water transfer process based on empirical data from four western states

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Title:
Evaluation of the water transfer process based on empirical data from four western states
Author:
McCarthy, Cara Suzanne.
Issue Date:
1990
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
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Abstract:
Water transfers are increasingly being promoted as a management option for meeting water demand in .the West, yet actual time series data on transfers have never been examined. Information on all water transfers which fall under state jurisdiction and which Involve a change in the purpose and/or place of use of the water right is analyzed for Colorado, from 1975-84, and New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming, from 1975-87. The number of transfer applications per year has not escalated. In Colorado and New Mexico, the rate of movement of water from agricultural to non-agricultural uses has not increased. Transfers among non-agricultural uses have risen in Colorado. The latter type of transfer is protested more than an agricultural to non-agricultural transfer. Protests are associated with longer times to process an application. The percentage of transfer applications protested per year has not changed significantly. Colorado has experienced a decrease in the time to process an application.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Water transfer -- West (U.S.); Watershed management -- West (U.S.)
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Hydrology and Water Resources; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Davis, Donald R.; Woodard, Gary C.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleEvaluation of the water transfer process based on empirical data from four western statesen_US
dc.creatorMcCarthy, Cara Suzanne.en_US
dc.contributor.authorMcCarthy, Cara Suzanne.en_US
dc.date.issued1990en_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 transfers are increasingly being promoted as a management option for meeting water demand in .the West, yet actual time series data on transfers have never been examined. Information on all water transfers which fall under state jurisdiction and which Involve a change in the purpose and/or place of use of the water right is analyzed for Colorado, from 1975-84, and New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming, from 1975-87. The number of transfer applications per year has not escalated. In Colorado and New Mexico, the rate of movement of water from agricultural to non-agricultural uses has not increased. Transfers among non-agricultural uses have risen in Colorado. The latter type of transfer is protested more than an agricultural to non-agricultural transfer. Protests are associated with longer times to process an application. The percentage of transfer applications protested per year has not changed significantly. Colorado has experienced a decrease in the time to process an application.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshWater transfer -- West (U.S.)en_US
dc.subject.lcshWatershed management -- West (U.S.)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.chairDavis, Donald R.en_US
dc.contributor.chairWoodard, Gary C.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMaddock, Tomen_US
dc.identifier.oclc228028653en_US
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