Ag-To-Urban Water Transfer in California: Win-Win Solutions

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by Lee A. Jacobi, Boyle Engineering Corp, Newport Beach, United States,
Robert L. Carley, Boyle Engineering Corp, Newport Beach, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Management in the '90s: A Time for Innovation

Abstract: Water transfers from farms to the cities are widely viewed as the next major source of supply to urban California. Ag-to-Urban permanent water transfers may have negative consequences to the agricultural sector and to the environment. This paper presents agricultural water use statistics, discusses sources of water for transfer, and suggests sources of water for 'win-win' transfers.

Subject Headings: Water resources | Water quality | Water management | Statistics | Irrigation water | Water use | Agriculture | North America | California | United States

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