publication . Other literature type . 1995

Endangered Species and Irrigated Agriculture, Water Resource Competition in Western River Systems

United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service;
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  • Published: 01 Nov 1995
  • Publisher: Hosted by Utah State University Libraries
  • Country: United States
Abstract
This report characterizes several aspects of water allocation tradeoffs between fish species listed under the Federal Endangered Species Act and agriculture in the American West. The geographic intersection between endangered/threatened (E/T) fish and agricultural production reliant on surface water for irrigation is identified. Three findings are: (1) 235 counties, representing 22 percent of the West's counties, contain irrigated production that relies on water from rivers with E/T fish, (2) areas generating the highest revenues per acre from crop production are those most dependent on surface water irrigation, and (3) these same areas are also most likely to b...
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free text keywords: endangered, species, irrigated, agriculture, water, resource, competition, western, river, systems, Agriculture
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