A model for the optimal allocation of water resources was developed for a multiaquifer groundwater and surface water system near Livermore, California. We demonstrate the utility of such a model in three areas. First, the efficiency of intra-basin water allocations is evaluated. Second, critical factors that control management decisions of the basin are identified. Third, the influence of economic incentives that can best satisfy the conflicting objectives of various water users is explored. -from Authors
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A policy evaluation tool: management of a multiaquifer system using controlled stream recharge.