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Floods in the English River basin, Iowa

Open-File Report 81-67

Prepared in cooperation with the Highway Research Board, the Highway Division and the Iowa Department of Transportation
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Abstract

An appraisal-level engineering economic cost analysis was performed for two primary types of irrigation systems in a portion of the Columbia Basin Project- a surface-water irrigation system in which water is supplied via canals and laterals, and a system in which surface water is brought to recharging wells and eventually to farms using the transmissive properties of the aquifer and pumping. At 1979 electric power rates, the artificial-recharge irrigation scheme is a viable alternative to surface-distributed irrigation systems, but as electric rates increase, its viability decreases. At three times the 1979 rate, the recharge scheme is uneconomical. (USGS)

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Floods in the English River basin, Iowa
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
81-67
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1981
Language:
English
Publisher:
United States Geological Survey
Description:
72 p.
Country:
United States
State:
Iowa
Other Geospatial:
English River Basin