Factors Affecting the Safe Yield of Ground-Water Basins

by Jr. Mann,

Serial Information: Journal of the Irrigation and Drainage Division, 1961, Vol. 87, Issue 3, Pg. 63-72

Document Type: Journal Paper


Origin, current definitions, and concepts of term safe yield are presented; ways of avoiding misunderstanding and confusion, especially in litigation; safe yield determinations are studied with reference to water supply available to basin, economic factors, quality factors, and legal factors; for future use terms sustained yield or perennial yield are suggested instead of safe yield.

Subject Headings: Economic factors | Safety | Groundwater | Basins | Water quality | Terminology and definition | Litigation | Water supply

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