Accession Number:

ADA001077

Title:

The Demand for Agricultural Water in Utah.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

UTAH WATER RESEARCH LAB LOGAN

Report Date:

1973-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

60.0

Abstract:

The report attempts to provide some of the economic information necessary for sound decisions in the development and use of Utahs water resources with respect to agriculture. The general conclusions from the study indicate that most parts of the state suffer from a water shortage in that more production could be obtained from the presently irrigated land through the use of more water andor the transfer of water from lands with low productivity to higher quality land. There are, however, many cases of water waste. The model is not designed to adequately evaluate the economic feasibility of water importation projects but those regions with the greatest potential for development are identified. The models indicate that, given the present cost and price structure, agriculture alone probably could not economically justify most water importation schemes at this time.

Subject Categories:

  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE