Agricultural Water Conservation Programs in the Lower Colorado River Authority

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by Jobaid Kabir, LCRA, Austin, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

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

Abstract: Rice irrigation is the largest application of water within the area served by the Lower Colorado River Authority, accounting for approximately 75 percent of total annual surface and ground water demands. The lower Colorado River Authority Board of Directors authorized implementation and funding for a Canal Rehabilitation Project and Irrigation Water Measurement Project.These projects are key initiatives toward agricultural water conservation goals.

Subject Headings: Water conservation | Irrigation water | Rivers and streams | Ecological restoration | Surface irrigation | Crops | Colorado River

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