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Irrigation costs of pumping in the San Joaquin Valley


Charles V. Moore
Trimble R. Hedges

Authors Affiliations

Charles V. Moore is Assistant Research Agricultural Economist, University of California, Davis; Trimble R. Hedges is Professor of Agricultural Economics, University of California, Davis.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 14(10):3-4. DOI:10.3733/ca.v014n10p3. October 1960.

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The distance a pump must lift underground water to the surface is the most important single factor in the per acre-foot cost of irrigation pumping. Other physical factors in the cost complex—pump and well life, maintenance and repairs, changes in the water table and the total amount of water pumped per year—are influenced by the pump lift.

Moore C, Hedges T. 1960. Irrigation costs of pumping in the San Joaquin Valley. Hilgardia 14(10):3-4. DOI:10.3733/ca.v014n10p3
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