Water and Wildlife Enhancement with Land Retirement

by Earl Ekstrand, Natl Biological Survey, Ft. Collins, United States,
Richard Johnson, Natl Biological Survey, Ft. Collins, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Policy and Management: Solving the Problems

Abstract: This case analysis compares costs of land retirement and current on-going structural improvements for salinity reduction in the Colorado River. Results suggest land retirement programs could provide water quality and wildlife habitat improvements at less cost than current structural solutions.

Subject Headings: Retirement | Wildlife | Water management | Water quality | Salt water | Rivers and streams | Aquatic habitats | Structural analysis | Case studies | Colorado River

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