Impact of Groundwater Management Act and CAP Water Supply on Agricultural Water Conservation Programs

by Thomas Carr, Arizona Dep of Water Resources, Phoenix, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

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

Abstract: Irrigation districts in central Arizona have increased the tax assessments for their farms to pay for distribution systems to deliver Central Arizona Project (CAP) water. Many farms must also invest in water conservation improvements to comply with mandatory reductions in annual water allotments. Changing economic conditions in the last few years has severely limited the ability of the farms to pay for these new water supply and regulatory costs.

Subject Headings: Water conservation | Groundwater management | Irrigation water | Water supply systems | Groundwater supply | Water resources | Agriculture | Irrigation systems | Arizona | North America | United States

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