WATER MANAGEMENT POLICIES FOR STREAMFLOW AUGMENTATION IN AN IRRIGATED RIVER BASIN

The value of maintaining a minimum streamflow objective on average is lessened when there is considerable dispersion around the average. An integrated economic and hydrology model is presented which provides water policy planners with a way to accurately measure both the economic cost and hydrologic consequences of maintaining a minimum streamflow level in an irrigated river basin at alternative probabilities of maintaining the target flow level. Water markets for streamflow augmentation are shown to be the most cost-effective policy in the study area.


Issue Date:
1998-07
Publication Type:
Journal Article
DOI and Other Identifiers:
Record Identifier:
https://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/31184
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/31184
Published in:
Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 23, 1
Page range:
170-190
Total Pages:
21




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