Water Resources Planning to Satisfy Growing Demand in an Urbanizing Agriculture Region.
UTAH WATER RESEARCH LAB LOGAN
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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.
- Agricultural Engineering
- Civil Engineering