Well set aside proposal: A scenario for ground water banking
AuthorsRichard E. Howitt
Authors AffiliationsR. E. Howitt is Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics, UC Davis; M. M'Marete is Operations Research Specialist at the California Department of Water Resources.
Hilgardia 45(3):6-8. DOI:10.3733/ca.v045n03p6. May 1991.
Experience with the last major drought in 1976-1977 shows that increased ground water pumping was the critical factor in avoideing economic hardship to farmers and consumers. However, the increse in pumping came with an equally large increase in ground water overdrafts. Such flexibility in water use in the future can only be maintained if ground water is recharged in normal years.
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