Development of Regional Supply Functions and a Least-Cost Model for Allocating Water Resources in Utah: A Parametric Linear Programming Approach.
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The report develops supply functions for agricultural use in ten hydrologic study units in Utah by parametric linear programming. The shadow-price of imported water to each study unit was determined to show the possible economic consequence of interbasin transfer. In general, imported water is of little or no value if water presently being evaporated from Great Salt Lake is available for diversion upstream. A statewide linear programming allocation model was developed to meet projected requirements, subject to various hydrologic constraints and limits on diversions. The primary factor affecting interbasin transfer of Colorado River water is the degree to which evaporation occurs from Great Salt Lake. Author
- Civil Engineering