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Irrigation Pumping Lifts in the San Joaquin Valley


C. V. Moore
J. H. Snyder

Authors Affiliations

Charles V. Moore is Agricultural Economist, Farm Production Economics Division, Economic Research Service, U. S. Department of Agriculture; J. Herbert Snyder is Associate Professor of Agricultural Economics and Associate Agricultural Economist in the Experiment Station and on the Giannini Foundation, University of California, Davis.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 19(10):14-15. DOI:10.3733/ca.v019n10p14. October 1965.

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Continued groundwater use at rates in excess of natural recharge to the ground-water basins has caused significant overdrafts in some areas of the San Joaquin Valley. This study points out the need for careful consideration of pumping unit efficiency and water costs per acre-foot, per foot of lift. Farmers in areas of highly unstable pumping lifts may need to look for supplemental irrigation water or to reorganize their systems of farming.
Moore C, Snyder J. 1965. Irrigation Pumping Lifts in the San Joaquin Valley. Hilgardia 19(10):14-15. DOI:10.3733/ca.v019n10p14
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