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EXTERNAL EFFECTS OF IRRIGATORS' PUMPING DECISIONS, HIGH PLAINS AQUIFER.

Water Resources Research

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Abstract

The High Plains aquifer, which underlies about 174,000 square miles (1 square mile equals 2. 59 km**2) in the Great Plains, is the principal source of water in one of the nation's major agricultural areas. This paper examines relationships between the scale of management areas and physical factors, resulting from the lateral movement of groundwater, that limit the ability of irrigators in the High Plains to reduce their own future pumping lifts. At the scale of individual farms, irrigators have very limited ability to 'bank' water in order to obtain reduced future pumping lifts.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
EXTERNAL EFFECTS OF IRRIGATORS' PUMPING DECISIONS, HIGH PLAINS AQUIFER.
Series title:
Water Resources Research
Volume
23
Issue:
7
Year Published:
1987
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
1123
Last page:
1130
Number of Pages:
8