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Title: MODELING AGRICULTURAL WATER MARKETS FOR HYDROPOWER PRODUCTION IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST
Authors: Houston, Jack E.
Whittlesey, Norman K.
Issue Date: 1986-12
Abstract: More than two-thirds of Pacific Northwest electricity is produced from hydropower on the Columbia River system. Irrigated agriculture in the region has a large impact on power supplies by diverting water that could be used for hydropower and using electricity for pumping the water. This paper examines the potential for water markets that would permit sales of water from agriculture to the hydropower sector for energy production. It is shown that both farmers and energy consumers could be made better off by adopting water markets to reallocate water among these competing uses.
URI: http://purl.umn.edu/32241
Institution/Association: Western Journal of Agricultural Economics>Volume 11, Number 02, December 1986
Total Pages: 11
Language: English
From Page: 221
To Page: 231
Collections:Volume 11, Number 02, December 1986

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