Accession Number:

ADA001075

Title:

Water Resources Planning to Satisfy Growing Demand in an Urbanizing Agriculture Region.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

UTAH WATER RESEARCH LAB LOGAN

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

31.0

Abstract:

The report discusses the theory of demand for irrigation water and includes an empirical application of linear programming to the estimates of irrigation water demand on the Jordan River Basin of Utah. Water diverted for irrigation is valued at a maximum of approximately 14 an acre foot. Consumptively used, it has a maximum value of over 36. Supply functions for irrigation and M and I water were estimated subject to constraints on wetland diversions and basin outflow from the Jordan Basin. Estimated costs of supplying M and I water varies from 70 to over 236 per acre-foot, and the cost of supplying irrigation water varies from .52 to over 112 per acre-foot. An optimizing model of water resources allocation was developed by comparing the supply and demand models into a single linear programming problem a graphical solution is also presented.

Subject Categories:

  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE