Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/300331
Title:
Economic Alternatives in Solving the U. S.-Mexico Colorado River Water Salinity Problem (invited)
Author:
Martin, William E.
Affiliation:
Arizona Agricultural Experiment Station, the University of Arizona, Tucson
Issue Date:
20-Apr-1974
Rights:
Copyright ©, where appropriate, is held by the author.
Collection Information:
This article is part of the Hydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwest collections. Digital access to this material is made possible by the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science and the University of Arizona Libraries. For more information about items in this collection, contact anashydrology@gmail.com.
Publisher:
Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science
Journal:
Hydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwest
Abstract:
A proposed desalting plant is an engineering solution to the effects of a problem which could have been avoided and even now could be reduced on the farm. Water costing $125 per acre-foot will be delivered to Mexico to grow wheat, cotton, garden crops, alfalfa and safflower, of which the average value added per acre-foot was estimated at $80 for cotton and garden crops and $14 for wheat, alfalfa and safflower. The U.S. government, instead of building the desalting complex, could accomplish its purpose just as well by paying each farmer in the Yuma area, in return for the farmers reducing their drainage flow by whatever method they see fit, $114 per acre per year for the next 50 years. With proper management on the farm, the costs of managing salinity need not be high.
Keywords:
Hydrology -- Arizona.; Water resources development -- Arizona.; Hydrology -- Southwestern states.; Water resources development -- Southwestern states.; Desalination; Salinity; Alternative planning; Cost comparisons; Colorado River; Irrigation water; Alternative water use; Water utilization; Water management (applied); Cost analysis; Water rates; Project planning; Alternative costs; Saline water; Desalination plants; Mexico; Water quality; Water pollution sources; Water reuse; Drainage water; Irrigation programs; Water policy
ISSN:
0272-6106

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleEconomic Alternatives in Solving the U. S.-Mexico Colorado River Water Salinity Problem (invited)en_US
dc.contributor.authorMartin, William E.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentArizona Agricultural Experiment Station, the University of Arizona, Tucsonen_US
dc.date.issued1974-04-20-
dc.rightsCopyright ©, where appropriate, is held by the author.en_US
dc.description.collectioninformationThis article is part of the Hydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwest collections. Digital access to this material is made possible by the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science and the University of Arizona Libraries. For more information about items in this collection, contact anashydrology@gmail.com.en_US
dc.publisherArizona-Nevada Academy of Scienceen_US
dc.identifier.journalHydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwesten_US
dc.description.abstractA proposed desalting plant is an engineering solution to the effects of a problem which could have been avoided and even now could be reduced on the farm. Water costing $125 per acre-foot will be delivered to Mexico to grow wheat, cotton, garden crops, alfalfa and safflower, of which the average value added per acre-foot was estimated at $80 for cotton and garden crops and $14 for wheat, alfalfa and safflower. The U.S. government, instead of building the desalting complex, could accomplish its purpose just as well by paying each farmer in the Yuma area, in return for the farmers reducing their drainage flow by whatever method they see fit, $114 per acre per year for the next 50 years. With proper management on the farm, the costs of managing salinity need not be high.en_US
dc.subjectHydrology -- Arizona.en_US
dc.subjectWater resources development -- Arizona.en_US
dc.subjectHydrology -- Southwestern states.en_US
dc.subjectWater resources development -- Southwestern states.en_US
dc.subjectDesalinationen_US
dc.subjectSalinityen_US
dc.subjectAlternative planningen_US
dc.subjectCost comparisonsen_US
dc.subjectColorado Riveren_US
dc.subjectIrrigation wateren_US
dc.subjectAlternative water useen_US
dc.subjectWater utilizationen_US
dc.subjectWater management (applied)en_US
dc.subjectCost analysisen_US
dc.subjectWater ratesen_US
dc.subjectProject planningen_US
dc.subjectAlternative costsen_US
dc.subjectSaline wateren_US
dc.subjectDesalination plantsen_US
dc.subjectMexicoen_US
dc.subjectWater qualityen_US
dc.subjectWater pollution sourcesen_US
dc.subjectWater reuseen_US
dc.subjectDrainage wateren_US
dc.subjectIrrigation programsen_US
dc.subjectWater policyen_US
dc.identifier.issn0272-6106-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/300331-
dc.identifier.journalHydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwesten_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeProceedingsen_US
All Items in UA Campus Repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.