Water Scarcity: Impacts on Western Agriculture

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Ernest A. Engelbert, Ann Foley Scheuring
University of California Press, Jan 1, 1984 - Technology & Engineering - 484 pages
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Based on papers and discussions from a conference held in Monterey, Calif., Sept. 1982 and sponsored by the Directorate on Arid Zone Ecosystems of the United States Man and the Biosphere Program et al.
 

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Contents

Preface vii
1
Strategies for Maintaining Agricultural Viability
11
Water Availability for Agriculture in the Semiarid West
17
LegalInstitutional Limitations on Water Use
51
Competition for Water
81
Alternatives for Satisfying Agricultural Water Demands
109
Increasing Efficiency of Nonagricultural Water Use
133
Coping with Salinity
157
Impacts Upon Business Communities
299
Social Impacts on Rural Communities
309
Social Impacts Upon Urban Communities
331
Environmental Impacts
354
What Farmers Can Do for Themselves
380
What Financial and Business Interests Can Do
396
Water Rights and Market Transfers
408
One States Strategy for Putting Water to
437

Improving Crop Management
180
Improving Land and Water Use Practices
204
Improving Irrigation Systems
218
Impacts of Less Water for Irrigated Agriculture
244
National and International Commodity Price Impacts
273
Federal Water Policies and Irrigated Agriculture
445
Summary
472
Contributors 485
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